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  • Farm River State Park: A Jewel On The Sound

    Drive along Route 142 in Branford and East Haven and you see houses and condominiums seemingly on top of each other as they battle for precious views of Long Island Sound. Then you pass a patch of forest and small parking area with a wooden sign...
  • Trails At Old Bog Iron Works In Madison Combines Nature, History

    Iron has been around on Earth for two billion years and humans have been using it for 3,000 of those years, give or take a few. The use of iron in the woods of Madison has a more recent history, dating back to the late 1700s. That's when a sawmill was...
  • $2 million Audubon center being built in Pomfret

    As we walked through the deep grass of a former dairy farm, the sound of bulldozers echoed across the fields and woods in the heart of the 700-acre Baffin Sanctuary. "It's bizarre to hear heavy machinery out here," said Sarah Heminway, director of the...
  • Within The Hustle-Bustle Of Fairfield County, A Beautiful Retreat

    One of my favorite rides at the country fair was "The Scrambler." You would climb aboard, sit in the middle of the seat for a brief moment and then the carnival operator would push that green button and you would smash into the sides of the seat and twist...
  • Miles Of Hiking Trails At Tolland's Crandall Park

    "We are going to the woods." It was the answer we always gave mom when she asked where we were going, whether it was after school, a Saturday morning or a hot summer day when other kids were complaining "We're bored. There is nothing to do." It was...
  • Bluff Point Offers A Bit Of Cape Cod In Connecticut

    Bluff Point Offers A Bit Of Cape Cod In Connecticut
    I once believed that the best view of Connecticut's beaches was from the rearview mirror on the way to Cape Cod. That's not meant to be an insult (my wife calls me a Cape Cod snob), I just enjoy pristine ocean beaches with only sand dunes in the...
  • Hitting The Higby Heights

    I don't usually suffer from acrophobia – otherwise known as a fear of heights. That was until I ventured along the Metacomet Ridge, which extends 100 miles through central Connecticut from Long Island Sound into Massachusetts before stopping a...
  • Friedman Forest Preserve A Wooded Paradise

    When Abraham R. Friedman died, he had a simple request for the 143 acres in Ashford he owned with his brother Samuel: the land should be a nature and wildlife preserve. The rules? Walk, hike and observe the natural world. No hunting, logging, fishing or...
  • Bolton Parcel Includes Site Of First New England Camp Meeting

    Climbing to the top of a huge ledge overlooking the Hop River valley, it's easy to imagine Lorenzo Dow preaching on top of the rocky outcroppings to the masses below. This is where I found myself last week with Gwen Marrion, president of the Bolton...
  • Burlington Trail Users Surprised By Car Ticketing Campaign

    "Seems like they just love to torment people who love the outdoors." That's what one reader said about the apparent zeal with which the New Britain Water Department tickets cars parked along a town road near a popular hiking and mountain biking spot in...
  • Nature: A Trip To Devil's Kitchen

    Nature: A Trip To Devil's Kitchen
    Connecticut is full of Devils. There is Devil's Den, Devil's Backbone, Devil's Footprint, Devil's Meditation, Devil's Hopyard, Devil's Island, Devil's Jump, Devil's Gap, Devil's Pulpit and Devil's Dripping Pan —to name just a few. The devil also...