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  • Washington's Macricostas Preserve: As Close To Perfection As It Gets

    Washington's Macricostas Preserve: As Close To Perfection As It Gets
    Bee Brook is the perfect name for the waterway that passes through Macricostas Preserve. At first it runs smoothly through a field of tall grass and wildflowers, like a bee quietly collecting pollen from a flower. But once it enters a deep, heavily...
  • A Visit To The Dungeon Of Gillette's Castle And Scenic Whalebone Cove

    A Visit To The Dungeon Of Gillette's Castle And Scenic Whalebone Cove
    William Gillette had it right when he was writing his will regarding the future of his castle on the banks of the Connecticut River. He wrote his "castle in the sky" should never be in the "possession of some blithering saphead who had no conception of...
  • The Caves Of Seymour's Little Laurel Lime Park

    The Caves Of Seymour's Little Laurel Lime Park
    Ah, the Connecticut caves. As in Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and free checking, I was once a believer in the caves. There was an old cave in the Cobalt section of East Hampton I would visit as a child. An honest-to-goodness dark open maw along the...
  • Repeating The Feat: Three Years Of Top Workplaces

    Repeating The Feat: Three Years Of Top Workplaces
    This year's list of 55 Hartford Courant/FOX CT Top Workplaces award winners includes a "Terrific Twenty" who have won in all three years since the contest started. That score of employers deserves special recognition for consistency. Within that list of...
  • In Search Of A Ghostly Village And Discovering A Lost Quarry Instead

    In Search Of A Ghostly Village And Discovering A Lost Quarry Instead
    It was a good plan. I would explore Maromas, Middletown's last frontier, in search of the remnants of a village that was swallowed up in the 1950s by the construction of the Connecticut Advanced Nuclear Engineering Laboratory – the predecessor of...
  • A First Visit To Connecticut's Portion Of The Appalachian Trail

    A First Visit To Connecticut's Portion Of The Appalachian Trail
    Only 50 more miles to go along the Appalachian Trail. And that's just the 51.6-mile Connecticut section. Overall, I have 2,178 miles to cover from Katahdin, Maine to Georgia's Springer Mountain. But everyone has to start somewhere. And my somewhere...
  • A Visit To A Not-So-Bald Mountain In Somers

    A Visit To A Not-So-Bald Mountain In Somers
    Since my wife and I had children, we are never on time for anything. You name it -- dinners, movies, plays, band performances, baseball and soccer games – and we are late for it. But during my annual fall trek to find the best places for leaf...
  • CT Ski Clubs Suit Many Styles Of All Who Love Hitting The Slopes

    CT Ski Clubs Suit Many Styles Of All Who Love Hitting The Slopes
    When Jonathan Hiller of Gales Ferry arrives in Ludlow, Vt., on a Friday night, ready for a weekend of skiing at Okemo, he feels right at home. He pulls into the driveway at a three-story house on Pleasant Street, stores his gear, and visits with dozens of...
  • Along Enfield's Hidden Scantic River Linear Trail

    Along Enfield's Hidden Scantic River Linear Trail
    Whenever I am out in the natural world, I listen for the roar. Not the call of lions, tigers and bears, but the sound of waterfalls dropping over rock chasms or rapids tumbling along a river. And there is plenty of roaring as you navigate the trails...
  • A Piece Of East Haddam That Shouldn't Be Missed

    I used to chuckle at phone calls or emails from readers who read my column and confessed that, for years, they had driven past something, not realizing it was there. Now it's my turn. For eight years I lived in the Moodus section of East Haddam. For...
  • A River Trail With A View Of Putnam's Mill History

    A River Trail With A View Of Putnam's Mill History
    Putnam markets itself pretty well, calling the town "Connecticut's Best Kept Secret" or "The Heart of Connecticut's Quiet Corner." And a secret within that heart is the River Mills Heritage Trail and Putnam River Trail – two paths that showcase...
  • Crime & Punishment: Drunk, Naked Man Screams at Wendy's Employees in Manchester

    Crime & Punishment: Drunk, Naked Man Screams at Wendy's Employees in Manchester
    Two Connecticut libraries are seriously considering how to handle visits from furries, the subculture of people who dress in anthropomorphic animal costumes. The Hartford Courant reports that the concern started when a fully costumed furry walked into the...