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  • A Country Estate In The Heart Of The Litchfield Hills

    This column is for all of you who dream of having a little country estate. A place where you can walk along stone walls braced by giant maple trees every few feet. A place where you can roam across seemingly endless fields with views of the...
  • Sometimes The More Traveled Paths Aren't So Bad

    Sometimes The More Traveled Paths Aren't So Bad
    Everything has its exceptions, and this column is no different. For years, I've been exploring all corners of the state looking for places to escape — places where civilization disappears. Places where you forget you are in one of the most...
  • At Madison's Bauer Park, A Glimpse Into State's Agricultural Past

    At Madison's Bauer Park, A Glimpse Into State's Agricultural Past
    Connecticut loses approximately 8,000 acres of farmland to housing developments and urban sprawl each year, according to the Connecticut Farmland Trust. That's why places like Bauer Park are so special. Madison's Bauer Park was once the farm of Erwin C....
  • Improvements Make Manchester's Cheney Rail Trail Easier To Walk

    Shortly after parking my car near the railroad tracks in Manchester, I heard the sound of a train whistle. And I knew in an instant it wasn't a train as I saw Susan Barlow wearing an engineer's hat and blowing into a wooden whistle. I had arrived at the...
  • In Search Of Ghost Cats In Northwestern Connecticut

    In Search Of Ghost Cats In Northwestern Connecticut
    I was a "want-to-believer" walking into the lion's den — Bo Ottmann's mountain lion's den. Each time I've written about mountain lions, Ottmann has invited me to see his part of northwestern Connecticut. Ottmann is the founder of the Friends of...
  • Rediscovering The Connecticut River In Windsor

    Rediscovering The Connecticut River In Windsor
    Many towns and cities have turned their backs on the Connecticut River since early in the 20th century, so New England's longest waterway often flows unnoticed through our state. But if you search it out, you'll find places like the Windsor Locks...
  • "Jesus Christ Superstar" Stage Film To Be Screened In Connecticut

    "Jesus Christ Superstar" Stage Film To Be Screened In Connecticut
    The filming of the London arena production of the revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar will be broadcast to select U.S. cinemas nationwide on Monday, Oct. 29 and again on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m.,...
  • Visiting The Meriden, Waterbury & Connecticut Railroad In Middletown

    Visiting The Meriden, Waterbury & Connecticut Railroad In Middletown
    Maybe it's the sight of grass and trees growing up through the gravel and railroad ties. Or the rotting trestle that spans a small river and fills the air with a light scent of creosote. It could be the echoes of water dripping in an abandoned tunnel....
  • Discovering Historic Plymouth

    Discovering Historic Plymouth
    The plan was a good one. I would drive out to Plymouth and hike a place called Peat Swamp Woods and explore the ruins of an old carriage factory. Then I discovered Plymouth's historic Main Street, so I took a few detours into the past before heading into...
  • Best of Hartford 2013: Best Liquor Store

    Best of Hartford 2013: Best Liquor Store
    1) Crazy Bruce's Liquors 176 Newington Road West Hartford (860) 233-2117 1224 Farmington Ave. Bristol (860) 582-4523 crazybruces.com   2) M&R Liquors 120 Tolland Tpke Manchester mandrliquors.com   3) CT Beverage Mart 3127 Berlin...
  • A Spring View Of Winter Erosion Along Cape Cod's Outer Beaches

    A Spring View Of Winter Erosion Along Cape Cod's Outer Beaches
    Last weekend, I went to Coast Guard Beach – a beach on the Cape Cod National Seashore I've been visiting since I was a baby swaddled in a blanket – and found it unrecognizable. That's how bad the erosion has been this winter on the great...
  • A Visit To Killingworth's Nineveh Falls

    A Visit To Killingworth's Nineveh Falls
    When you combine a vibrant river, a waterfall, and a gorge with high cliffs lined with huge hemlocks, there is bound to be a legend involved. Killingworth's Nineveh Falls is no different. These falls – now part of a dam and spillway for Lake...