Tag Archives: nature

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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Long Range

East Rock Park

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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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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A River Runs Through It

Walking on land that hasn’t been trod since 1794 isn’t something you get to do every day. …

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Spring in Steps

A late-morning mantle of fog is still hovering atop East Rock when I decide to climb the Giant Steps. …

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The Dark Side

“Just ’cause it’s dark doesn’t mean you have to stay inside,” park ranger Joe Milone says.

It’s 7 p.m., and under the auspices of New Haven’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees, Milone is about to lead a troop …

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