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A Day at the Beach

I was expecting a bracing wind, ankle deep snow and frozen toes when I set out for a walk one recent Wednesday morning. What I got instead was a day at the beach.

The thermometer read 23 degrees as I …

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Quaking Moments

On Sunday morning, November 8, a thump in her New Haven home made Marla Geha think, momentarily, that her son had just jumped off his bed, or that “someone had dropped something super heavy downstairs.” It was over in “less …

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Clear Head

The 60.8-mile Mattabesett Trail takes a circuitous route from Middletown to Berlin—just eight miles as the crow flies. …

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On the Rocks

A morning rain has cleared, and the trail up West Rock is slick as I follow Yale geologist David Evans to the top. We’re in search of evidence of the glaciers that…

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Long Range

What New Havener hasn’t been stunned on a sunny evening by the view of West Rock’s cliffs bathing Westville in their carmine light, or by East Rock’s sheer rosy face, frilled with trees, basking in the glow of the sinking …

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Water Logged

The seas are calm, and Long Island looks like a mirage at the horizon, where it meets a sky full of flat-bottomed clouds. …

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Growing Pains

Some projects require a lifetime of patience. Take, for example, the attempt to rescue the American chestnut tree. …

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Look, Up in the Sky!

A global pandemic won’t stop the birds from migrating, so it won’t stop the bird counters either. Every day now, you’ll find at least one dedicated hawk watcher on the top of the rise at Lighthouse Point Park, scanning the …

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On the Edge

Cycling south from the top of Yale Avenue takes advantage of one of the nicer designated bike routes in New Haven. You’ve got…

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Upriver

Back in the 1920s, before there was an Interstate 91 or a Wilbur Cross Parkway, a small neighborhood of cottages sat along the Quinnipiac River off North Haven’s Banton Street. …

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