| Aug 25, 2013
— Like most of the trails in New Hampshire's White Mountains, the Gale River Trail begins with forgiving dirt and mud but quickly changes to unforgiving rock. For most of the 4.6-mile climb up the trail, my wife, Lisa, and I were serenaded by the...
| Nov 20, 2012
The Appalachian Trail extends 2,184 miles from Georgia to Maine and includes more than 50 miles in Connecticut. The trail enters Connecticut in Sherman and trends north mostly in the hills above the Housatonic River to the Massachusetts border at...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Pennsylvania State Police seek to identify the body of a white male, between 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 9 inches tall, found Thursday in Lebanon County. The badly decomposed body was discovered Thursday morning by a hunter about a quarter of a mile northwest...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 11:16 AM
LOGAN, Ohio — There is one Ohio state park everyone should visit.
That's Hocking Hills, with its out-of-Ohio vibe that is very appealing. It is Ohio's best park for natural wonders and its most scenic state park.
The picturesque 2,348-acre park in...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Lenox, Mass. — Travelers come to the Berkshires in western Massachusetts for the mountains and the museums, the camping and the theater, the just-off-the-boil summer days that fade into cool evenings and single-blanket nights. But most of all they...
| Aug 15, 2012
BETHEL, Maine — You know you've found a worthy fall colors spot when you plan to go far in a day but don't go far at all.
On my first day in the mountains of western Maine last October, I planned to hit three stops — three places to soak in...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 6:08 PM
Fresh-from-the-farm breakfasts, Tibetan stretching and miles upon miles of hiking trails are just some of the reasons adults are happily forgoing their vacations for health retreats.
But with hundreds of retreats from New York to California, it's hard to...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 11:00 AM
Our book club has only three members. We work at the same company, which allows for ongoing discussion of the book as we read. We've been together for almost four years and are on our 38th book.
Sometimes our book selection inspires field trips....
| Jun 23, 2011
| 4:23 PM
Wildlands Conservancy has announced the winners of its 2011 Friend of the Lehigh River Awards. They are Tom Kerr, past president of Wildlands Conservancy; Greg Weitzel, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Allentown; and the Bertsch-...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 4:25 PM
TRENTON: Two young campers suffered minor injuries early this morning after being attacked by a yearling black bear that entered their campsite in Stokes State Forest in northern Sussex County. The injured campers, an 11-year-old Brooklyn boy and a 12-...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 4:23 PM
Check out the 2011 Migration Fest at Lehigh Gap Nature Center (http://lgnc.org) this weekend. The full schedule is below. Read what naturalist Dan Kunkle, director of the center, has to say about it: , : Seasonal journeys of wildlife have fascinated...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 4:23 PM
The tool to prevent altitude sickness is available over the counter....