| May 10, 2012
| 3:57 PM
It's almost that time of year to gather around the ol' campfire and tell the tale of the ghost bridges of Mansfield Hollow.
What? You've never heard about the ghost bridges of Mansfield Hollow? How, on nights of the full moon, you can hear them...
| May 24, 2012
| 4:01 PM
It started off as a usual walk through the woods of central Connecticut. As I navigated the trails of Middletown's Highlawn Forest, I passed under huge oaks trees, walked along the banks of vernal pools scaring frogs into the water and tripped over chunks...
| May 31, 2012
| 6:54 PM
When you walk through an ancient tunnel that takes a stream beneath abandoned railroad tracks, there are basically two scenarios.
The first is that you walk through slowly, admiring the turn-of-the-century craftmanship of railroad builders as you view...
| Jun 15, 2012
The White Cliffs of Dover tower high over the English Channel, a wall of chalk that's a natural defense between Britain and the rest of Europe. Sailors would stare in awe as they approached the wall of white and…oh, hang on.
| Jun 21, 2012
| 4:48 PM
A light breeze swished through the 6-foot-tall grass as a bumblebee delicately worked the pollen from the purple head of a clover. A dragonfly balanced briefly on top of a bent stalk of grass before buzzing off. A wild turkey, spooked from its hiding...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 3:45 PM
A pair of osprey circled a nesting platform that held what resembled a pile of sticks as I walked along a trail of mud and crushed oyster shells. Off in the distance, traffic droned past along busy I-91.
A path snaked its way through a meadow and along...
| Jan 19, 2012
On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Jan. 21 to 23, in Hartford, Japanalia cleans house at its biannual mega-sale. The event features samples, one-of-a-kind items, overstocks and irregulars at 50 to 80 percent off. Payment is by cash or check only. Hours are...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 4:21 PM
The thought first crossed my mind as I contorted my body under ledges and sucked in my stomach to fit through narrow gaps between boulders as I followed the blue blazes along Burlington's "Mile of Ledges."
That same thought ran through my head Wednesday...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 4:48 PM
Each year, I make my annual trek to Meriden Square or the nearby Target in the Silver City. And each year, usually while mumbling about waiting until the last minute, I stare up at the Hanging Hills of Meriden and Berlin and let out a great big sigh....
| Feb 16, 2012
| 3:35 PM
If you want to explore an Atlantic cedar swamp, there are a few things to keep in mind.
First, you are going to get wet — especially during this year of no winter. Second, if you are afraid of things that go bump in the night or your imagination...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Traveling along Cheshire's Prospect Ridge is like being on a roller coaster.
The trail starts deep in a ravine and you can almost hear the clicketyclack of the coaster being jolted up before the first plunge as you struggle up a steep hill and into a...