| Nov 1, 2013
| 9:50 AM
When Sandy ripped through Connecticut's shoreline homes, it scattered memories far and wide, a testament to the storm's mindless but personal sweep.
A 1952 wedding album was buried in mud near the water in Fairfield. An antique desk floated in nearby...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 8:37 PM
On Oct. 1, Silver River State Park and Silver Springs Nature Theme Park joined to become Silver Springs State Park. With that came welcome news to canoeists and kayakers, according to FloridaRambler.com, a website highlighting Florida's outdoor offerings....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 9:09 AM
Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices:
Aquatica: off BeachLine Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; 407-351-3600; Florida Residents can purchase single-day tickets to Aquatica Orlando for 50 percent off the regular...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:45 PM
The sun has finally set on Sunrise Resort.
No matter what you knew the property as -- Ted Hilton's Hideaway, Frank Davis Resort or Sunrise Resort – the next time you visit the 144-acre property tucked into the hills along the Salmon River, it will...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:02 PM
GOSHEN – The site of an old gravel pit in Goshen has taken on a new life as a city park.
It’s still a work in progress, but the new park has already generated a lot of interest.
The focal point of the new Fidler’s Park is the 84-acre...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:04 AM
A fledgling L.A. River kayak company resumed its tours this week after recreational activity was halted for three days in the aftermath of a tanker crash that sent gas spilling through storm drains near the waterway and igniting.
All normal recreational...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:46 AM
EAST JORDAN — The city of East Jordan hopes a new project will appeal to the growing number of kayakers and canoers.
“We’ve received a 5,000 grant and were going to build rack for kayaks, canoes and bikes,” said Downtown...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Get out on the water and experience Connecticut's marshes while learning the basics of canoeing at the Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center in Milford. Canoe tours, which are suitable for kids ages 7 and up (accompanied by adult), will let you...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka is a fantastic place to view wildlife. The early bird gets the worm in this situation, since the deer are usually out early in the morning to forage for food.
If you arrive at the state park's main gate off Wekiwa...
| Sep 1, 2013
I plan to remember this year's vacation season with just two words: Never again.
Never again, that is, will I take all my technology along. The Internet has ruined summer vacations.
When I first visited my in-laws' cabin in Ontario's north woods 35...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Mt. Olivet picnic
The Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church picnic 4 p.m., July 20. Dinner includes hot turkey sandwiches, mashed potatoes/gravy, side dish of applesauce or coleslaw. Beverages, ice cream and homemade desserts. Takeout dinners available....
| Aug 15, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Lynne Kylish has struck gold.
Not literally, but Kylish, the mom of three from New Jersey, thinks her family found vacation nirvana at the Whiteface Lodge (http://www.thewhitefacelodge.com) in Lake Placid, N.Y., (http://www.lakeplacid.com). And for a...