Tag Archives: nature

Escape Vehicle

At least one kind of public attraction still passes the ‘essential’ test: state parks.

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’Front Line

Connecticut has its fair share of rail trails—converted train beds for hiking and biking. Trolley trails are less common, but that’s just what you get with Branford’s Trolley Trail, a…

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Foot Falls

If you want to see Connecticut’s highest waterfall, you can drive an hour and a half to Kent Falls State Park. Hopefully, the parking lot won’t be full, and you can picnic at the base of the falls. On weekends, …

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Mountain Time

Calling York Mountain a mountain is a bit of a stretch, but it’s still a great place for a quick climb through the woods. …

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Flight Spectrum

Through her binoculars, Corrie Folsom-O’Keefe spots what she and I have been looking for…

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Escape Vehicle

Hammonasset State Beach Park in Madison, CT

A photo essay. To view all 15 images, check out the email version.

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Vision Quest

Early spring, with its often cold mornings and damp afternoons, isn’t the most popular time of year for a hike. But to catch one vista in particular, the time is now…

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Path Finding

Located at the east end of the Lighthouse Point beach, Morris Creek is “one of the few remaining salt marshes in the area,” according to…

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Supernatural

West River Memorial Park - New Haven, CT

You’re alone in a marsh on the eve of Halloween, and it’s almost dark. …

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On the Rocks

Evans on West Rock

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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