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  • Former Girl Scout Camp Now Berlin's Hatchery Brook Conservation Area

    Former Girl Scout Camp Now Berlin's Hatchery Brook Conservation Area
    As flags were raised into the blue sky during the dedication ceremony for Camp Meribrite on a June day in 1966, the hope was many would "enjoy the beauty and contentment" of the Girl Scout day camp "now and into the future." And although that beauty has...
  • A Journey To A Windswept Island In Goodwin State Forest

    A Journey To A Windswept Island In Goodwin State Forest
    Maybe it's because I read "Treasure Island" too many times as a kid. Or maybe it was the islands of grass -- known as "witches heads" -- we would hop across as kids to get to the other side of the swamp. Whatever the reason, I love islands. Whether I...
  • Sometimes The More Traveled Paths Aren't So Bad

    Sometimes The More Traveled Paths Aren't So Bad
    Everything has its exceptions, and this column is no different. For years, I've been exploring all corners of the state looking for places to escape — places where civilization disappears. Places where you forget you are in one of the most...
  • At Madison's Bauer Park, A Glimpse Into State's Agricultural Past

    At Madison's Bauer Park, A Glimpse Into State's Agricultural Past
    Connecticut loses approximately 8,000 acres of farmland to housing developments and urban sprawl each year, according to the Connecticut Farmland Trust. That's why places like Bauer Park are so special. Madison's Bauer Park was once the farm of Erwin C....
  • Improvements Make Manchester's Cheney Rail Trail Easier To Walk

    Shortly after parking my car near the railroad tracks in Manchester, I heard the sound of a train whistle. And I knew in an instant it wasn't a train as I saw Susan Barlow wearing an engineer's hat and blowing into a wooden whistle. I had arrived at the...
  • In Search Of Ghost Cats In Northwestern Connecticut

    In Search Of Ghost Cats In Northwestern Connecticut
    I was a "want-to-believer" walking into the lion's den — Bo Ottmann's mountain lion's den. Each time I've written about mountain lions, Ottmann has invited me to see his part of northwestern Connecticut. Ottmann is the founder of the Friends of...
  • Rediscovering The Connecticut River In Windsor

    Rediscovering The Connecticut River In Windsor
    Many towns and cities have turned their backs on the Connecticut River since early in the 20th century, so New England's longest waterway often flows unnoticed through our state. But if you search it out, you'll find places like the Windsor Locks...
  • The Willimantic River's Great Split Rock Boulder, Lost Scripture Bridge

    I'm not sure if it was the large rounded rocks along the trail that made me think of a cobblestone road, but as I stood on the abutments of Scripture Bridge and watched the Willimantic River flow past, I kept turning around to see if a carriage or horse-...
  • A Strange Beginning, But A Great Middle And End On Waterbury's Hancock Brook Trail

    It was the strangest trailhead I've seen in my travels across the state: On one side, a dilapidated iron truss bridge with more air than wood for its walkway and on the other side an unwelcoming fence for the Blue Stone Quarry. But then I saw it. A...
  • A Visit To An Old Estate On The Shores Of Long Island Sound

    A Visit To An Old Estate On The Shores Of Long Island Sound
    Along Connecticut's highly developed shoreline, there are vast open places like Rocky Neck and Hammonasset state parks, but there are also the little-known treasures such as Farm River State Park and Grass Island. Add Madison's Garvan Trail to that...
  • A Meriden Peak With A Giant Autumn View Of Three States

    A Meriden Peak With A Giant Autumn View Of Three States
    Ah, Meriden's West Peak: The runner-up. The second-place finisher. The "Oh-this-isn't-Castle-Craig-it-must-be-the-other-way" turnaround spot. The Hanging Hills of Meriden – probably the best view in the state to which visitors can either hike or...