| Feb 14, 2014
| 7:45 AM
A home with spectacular views from every room, nature-inspired design and a private, picture-perfect setting can be found at 333 Montevideo Road in Avon. This house, which sits atop Talcott Mountain, is truly one-of-a-kind.
The estate, which includes...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 4:57 AM
From the landmark Heublein Tower, the scenic view of Simsbury shows most properties as specks on the landscape — with the exception of one: the sprawling suburban campus of The Hartford Financial Services Group.
Even from a distance there is no...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 6:59 AM
Traveling up a long, gently winding driveway past mountain laurel and rock outcroppings shaded by tall evergreens, visitors begin to feel they are a world away as they approach Joanne and Clay Bassett's deceptively large Cape on Pilfershire Lane in West...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 2:07 PM
One of the must-see attractions in eastern Connecticut is Diana's Pool in Chaplin, along the beautiful Natchaug River. This fishing, kayaking and hiking spot is also popular as a destination because of its sheer beauty. An almost rite of...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Three teacher friends "passionately fighting off" the three dreaded words – back to school – can't be wrong. Neither can Farmer Ed and Tippi, who have hiked to the summit of West Suffield Mountain and Chimney Point more than 60 times in 2012....
| Nov 14, 2012
| 10:31 AM
The deep freeze hasn't set in just yet, so take to the trails while the weather holds.
Talcott Mountain State Park, on the Bloomfield-Simsbury line, is one of the few parks open year round.
Visitors can embark on a brisk 1.25 mile hike to the beautiful...
| May 14, 2011
Look at a satellite photograph of Cedar Mountain in Newington and you will see a swath of forest surrounded by urban sprawl. Now even that swath is threatened.
Through the heart of this open space you will find the Old Cedar Mountain Highway, mere...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 7:16 PM
I haven't been to every corner of the state, but I'm pretty sure there is only one place where visitors can plunge into the bowels of the earth, deep in a old copper mine, and then scale the heights of a nearly 700-foot-high mountain in the span of a...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Growing up, whenever the latest "Highlights For Children" magazine came I would tear through it looking for the "hidden pictures" puzzle and spend my walk back from the mailbox searching for things like a baseball bat, toothbrush and a slice of pie....