| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Picture the Blue Ridge Parkway as a crooked spine running through the Appalachian Mountains. Government stewardship of public lands is splashed across the map in confusing variety a national park at either end, national forests, historic sites,...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 5:05 AM
The West Fork Rail Trail is one the sweetest rail trails in West Virginia.
It runs 23 miles from Durbin in Pocahontas County north to Glady in Randolph County in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains. It follows two streams: the north-flowing West Fork of...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Tobacco Valley Flywheelers Gas and Steam Engine Club announces its 34th show featuring displays of antique working machinery, farm tractors, "hit and miss" engines, model engines and antique cars/ trucks, a kid's pedal tractor pull and hay rides....
| Aug 22, 2014
| 1:55 PM
HADDAM — Eighty years after passenger service ended on the Valley Railroad, a new study is reviving the debate over what to do with the 9-mile stretch of unused track running along the Connecticut River between Haddam and Middletown.
| Aug 9, 2014
| 7:09 PM
More than a decade in the making, the Ironton Rail Trail could be finished by year's end.
Advocates of the popular walking and biking path say they plan to finish the last leg — 1.5 miles in North Whitehall Township — in coming months.
| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:05 AM
Some restaurants boast beautiful views of Long Island Sound. Other dining rooms overlook well-manicured gardens or bustling downtown centers.
The Essex Clipper Dinner Train offers a unique view of an ever-changing landscape as the train winds through...
| May 19, 2014
| 1:56 PM
When I proposed sculpting a Mount Rushmore of the greatest members of my Hall of Fame, one of the respondents named four giants in Lehigh Valley philanthropy.
This shamed me into creating still another mythical Mount Rushmore, for men and women who...
| May 15, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Q: I cross over the old Lehigh Valley Railroad main line, now being used by RJ Corman as their Allentown line, to get to work. Since April 1, I've noticed that the crossing gates and flashers have been removed at the three crossings I use, leaving the...
| May 2, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Jeanne Davies enjoys the world of transportation and "connecting the dots." But those dots get a little blurred when they run along the banks of the Connecticut River on the abandoned Valley Railroad.
As principal planner and deputy director for the...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:55 AM
It's a pretty good bet if you are searching for Captain Kidd's pirate treasure, you will find a reference to it in the histories of towns along the shores of Long Island Sound and up the Connecticut River.
There's the cursed Charles Island off the...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 1:32 PM
One person was killed and 23 were injured when a logging truck collided with a tourist train in rural West Virginia, officials said.
Investigators believe the driver of the logging truck failed to brake at a railroad crossing while driving north...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 8:23 AM
WYMER, W.Va. - The Laurel Fork Wilderness is more than a little out of the way.
The 12,052-acre tract lies 17 miles southeast of Elkins, tucked between long narrow ridges in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains.
The two-tract wilderness is in one of the...