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A Delightful Ramble

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“From the Sound to the Summits” is the tag line for the New England Trail, a 215-mile trek that begins in Guilford at the Long Island Sound and stitches together four major trails to form a continuous foot route all …

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Path Finding

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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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Hanging Up

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Even if you’ve hiked Meriden’s Hanging Hills before, when you clamber over the last rocky shelf and arrive on West Peak, chances are you’ll be awed all over again. …

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Extended Leaves

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A photo essay. To view all 15 photos, check out the email edition of this story

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Foot Falls

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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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Rail to Trail

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A westerly wind runs across the tidal marsh, combing the silky heads of reedy marsh grass. …

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Vapor Trail

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The poet Carl Sandburg famously wrote that fog “comes on little cat feet.” …

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Winged Words

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The little, black-capped chickadee is one of the hardy birds that has just weathered the winter with us. Its …

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Caller ID

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Walking by a lake or pond after sunset this time of year, you may hear spring peepers chirping their high, birdlike songs in a wavering chorus of invitations to mate. It’s a sure sign that spring is here.

Growing to …

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North Rock

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Peter’s Rock in North Haven, a peak in the same traprock formation as East Rock and West Rock, is certainly less popular than its more famous siblings. When solitude is your goal, that’s a good thing. …

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