| Mar 15, 2012
| 3:30 PM
I now know what the steel ball feels like when it is being whopped around the bumpers in a pinball machine.
On a recent visit to the wilds of Litchfield County, I was mesmerized by the sunlight flashing through the breaks in the white pine canopy. My...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 3:05 PM
I spent much of my youth exploring the wilds of East Hampton's Hurd State Park. I tossed stones down the seemingly bottomless chasm of Split Rock, listening for their landings. We picnicked in a glade above Carlson Pond, scaled White Mountain and walked...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 12:37 PM
As I stood on the trail and wondered whether or not I should venture forth, I felt like I was a kid again standing on the edge of a freshly frozen pond. Back then, I would stretch one leg out, touching the surface of the ice and gingerly putting my weight...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 4:11 PM
Ah, the Indian caves.
If you've hiked in the wilds of Connecticut, you've undoubtedly come across many of them, as they dot the landscape from "Squaw Cave" in Bolton to "Council Caves" in Barkhamsted to "King Philip's Cave" in Simsbury.
And, no, they...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 4:19 PM
Whoever came up with the phrase "Ah, peace and quiet" probably stood on the banks and watched the frothing waters tumble over Burlington Falls. The person who created "Peace out" might have found it difficult to leave the waterfalls, where streams of...
| 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....
| Jan 5, 2012
| 4:49 PM
As I walked up the dusty, abandoned road in Clinton's Kenilworth Forest, a fellow hiker came up to me and told me I wasn't traversing a trail, but a piece of history. He told me it was known as Old Burncoat Road, where retreating British soldiers had to...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 1:15 PM
The remnants of abandoned mills dot the banks of rivers and streams across the state. Many are just ghostly shells eroded by the New England elements and the waters that once powered them, leaving the 21st-century visitor to imagine their industrial past....
| Oct 9, 2012
| 12:56 PM
The filming of the London arena production of the revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar will be broadcast to select U.S. cinemas nationwide on Monday, Oct. 29 and again on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m.,...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 4:38 PM
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...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 3:06 PM
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...