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Camping Done Right: 6 Essential Outdoor Stores in Connecticut

Camping Done Right: 6 Essential Outdoor Stores in Connecticut
There’s nothing like sleeping in the great outdoors. Zipped up comfortably inside a tent, tucked into a warm sleeping bag, the fresh air…
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5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Connecticut

5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Connecticut
With opportunities for swimming, fishing, hiking, and birding—and affordability to boot—these five campgrounds offer ample opportunities…
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5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Connecticut

5 Awesome Campgrounds for Families in Connecticut
Looking for a great getaway for your family this summer? Parents and children will enjoy camping out under the stars at one of Connecticut’s…
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5 Awesome RV Campsites in Connecticut

5 Awesome RV Campsites in Connecticut
Camping is an affordable way to see our beautiful state, especially if you travel with an RV. The five campsites included here put visitors in a…
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5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Connecticut

5 Beautiful Backpack Camping Spots in Connecticut
Backpack campers love the fact that the trails maintained by the Connecticut Forest and Park Association feature shelters and campsites for their…
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5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Connecticut

5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in Connecticut
Trail running isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s a skill that many runners acquire when seeking something more exciting than running on…
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5 Energizing Hikes in Connecticut

5 Energizing Hikes in Connecticut
A challenging hike will leave you tired, but in the very best way. Sure, you might feel a few twinges in your muscles from the exertion, but…
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Make the Most Out of Rocky Neck State Park

Make the Most Out of Rocky Neck State Park
Retreat to the gorgeous wilderness of southeastern Connecticut at Rock Neck State Park. Located in East Lyme, it’s an excellent spot for family…
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Start Your Trek: 7 Best Hiking Retailers in Connecticut

Start Your Trek: 7 Best Hiking Retailers in Connecticut
Hikers have a true love and appreciation for the great outdoors. After all, it’s a pastime that can be experienced practically any time of…
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5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Connecticut

5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in Connecticut
Hiking and birding go hand in hand. Enjoying a hike is an excellent way to get in some exercise while enjoying the great outdoors, even with frequent…
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5 Great Hiking Trails in Connecticut

5 Great Hiking Trails in Connecticut
When the weather is nice, enjoy a family-friendly and budget-friendly day out hiking along Connecticut’s nature trails. Though hiking trails…
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5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Connecticut

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Connecticut
No matter the time of year, Connecticut’s nature can be best enjoyed on its acres upon acres of preserved land. In the summer, see if you can…
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5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Connecticut

5 Great Paddleboarding Spots in Connecticut
Stroke, stroke, glide—it is such a unique feeling to surf atop the water on a stand-up paddleboard. Stand-up paddleboarding is an excellent…
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5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Connecticut

5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Connecticut
With wind in your hair and the waves splashing, feel the thrill of a speedy ride on the water. Jet skiing in Connecticut’s numerous bodies of…
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10 Best Campgrounds for Cool Summer Camping

10 Best Campgrounds for Cool Summer Camping
It’s sweltering out, and the air conditioning is beckoning, but you’re longing to get away on just one more camping trip of the summer.…
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How to Hunt Whitetail Deer—A Beginner’s Guide

How to Hunt Whitetail Deer—A Beginner’s Guide
As much as America is a country defined by grit, franchise hamburgers, and interstate highways, you could also say ours is a nation defined by deer.…
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5 Excellent Places for Beginners to Kayak in Connecticut

5 Excellent Places for Beginners to Kayak in Connecticut
Kayaking is not only a great way to stay fit, but an excellent mode of exploring the beautiful nature that surrounds you. Novice kayakers will be…
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10 Best Hunting Cartridges for Whitetail Deer

10 Best Hunting Cartridges for Whitetail Deer
Choosing a list of top 10 favorite deer hunting cartridges is no easy task, particularly since there are so many suitable cartridges that could make…
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Early-Season Whitetails--4 Best Ambush Points For Success

Early-Season Whitetails--4 Best Ambush Points For Success
The most natural tendency for bowhunters looking for the best place to ambush a big whitetail in the early season is to gravitate toward the field…
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5 Best ATV Rides to See Fall Foliage in The United States

5 Best ATV Rides to See Fall Foliage in The United States
Of the four seasons, fall is by far the most popular for riding ATVs that seat one or two people, and “side-by-sides” that seat two to…
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How to Catch Bass on Summer’s Hottest Days

How to Catch Bass on Summer’s Hottest Days
It’s hot, it’s humid and the dog days of summer are living up to their billing. But bass don’t stop biting just because the heat…
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Paddleboarding Made Easy—Get Started Now!

Paddleboarding Made Easy—Get Started Now!
Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is the fastest growing watersport in the world for good reason: It’s easy to learn, fun, refreshing, awesome core…
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5 Amazing Weekend Fall Hikes Across the U.S.

5 Amazing Weekend Fall Hikes Across the U.S.
The warm days and crisp, cool nights of autumn make the perfect conditions for a weekend hiking and camping excursion. There is nothing quite like…
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5 Best Fishing Holes in Connecticut

5 Best Fishing Holes in Connecticut
Those interested in fishing for sport, food, or leisure can find an abundance of fishing areas across Connecticut’s many bodies of water.…
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Archery Gear on a Budget—Best Buys This Year

Archery Gear on a Budget—Best Buys This Year
Archery industry manufacturers seem to have fractured into two factions lately. On one side you have high-end, uber-expensive equipment that while…
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4 Easy Ways To Enjoy Mountain Biking On Your Vacation

4 Easy Ways To Enjoy Mountain Biking On Your Vacation
If you’ve been on a vacation to an outdoor destination in the past few years, you’ve likely noticed a new phenomenon: cycle paths, single…
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Paddling With Your Kids—How To Get Started

Paddling With Your Kids—How To Get Started
Whether you head out for a day across the bay or a jaunt into the wilds for a week-long adventure, paddling is one of the best outdoor activities you…
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Why You Need to Take Your Kids Paddling Today

Why You Need to Take Your Kids Paddling Today
Note: The following was adapted from Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids, By Eugene Buchanan, which is available on the author’s website.  It…
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6 Tips To Make Family Paddling More Fun

6 Tips To Make Family Paddling More Fun
Getting your kids into the paddle sports is all about keeping the fun quotient high and the hassle factor low. Our water sport expert shares his…
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Paddle Games—3 Fun Games To Play On The Water

Paddle Games—3 Fun Games To Play On The Water
“I Spy”: (“I spy something green, something wet, etc.”) – perhaps make a rule that it can only be something people…
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How to Charge Your Gadgets While Camping and Hiking

How to Charge Your Gadgets While Camping and Hiking
There once was a time when carrying electronic devices with us into the great outdoors was pretty much unthinkable. Fragile and expensive, such…
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How to Catch Really Big Fish With Kids

How to Catch Really Big Fish With Kids
When it comes to fishing with kids, conventional wisdom says to find a place where they can catch any fish with a high level of frequency and…
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Learn To Drive Your 4x4 Like A Pro

Learn To Drive Your 4x4 Like A Pro
Four-wheeling is a hands-on experience. You can gather a lot of driving tips from online stories, magazine articles and books, but to really get a…
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National Shooting Sports Month—10 Ways to Join The Fun

National Shooting Sports Month—10 Ways to Join The Fun
The National Shooting Sports Foundation has designated August as National Shooting Sports Month. This annual event is your chance to invite a friend…
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WATCH: Shocking boat crash captured on GoPro

WATCH: Shocking boat crash captured on GoPro
In August, Bryan Maess and his group were fishing near the mouth of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean. A GoPro camera mounted on the…
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10 Best Motorsport Retailers in Connecticut

10 Best Motorsport Retailers in Connecticut
Sometimes the best places to experience are off the beaten path. That’s where an off-highway vehicle comes into play. Whether it’s an…
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WATCH: Don't drink and wakeboard!

WATCH: Don't drink and wakeboard!
  This wakeboarder glided up next to his boat in style, managed to catch a beer, and then…you’ll just have to see what…
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10 Best Outdoor Festivals in Connecticut

10 Best Outdoor Festivals in Connecticut
If you’re looking for some like-minded folks to enjoy all of the awesome outdoor beauty Connecticut has to offer, why not hit one of the…
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How to Scout Deer the Easy Way

How to Scout Deer the Easy Way
The problem with scouting whitetails during mid-summer is that the woods are as uninviting as they’ll be all year. From hordes of mosquitoes to…
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WATCH: Hippo races after tour boat

WATCH: Hippo races after tour boat
A group of people on the Pangolin Photo Safari on the Chobe River in Botswana were greeted by an unlikely guest while zipping across the water. A…
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How To Shoot Big Game Accurately at Long Range

How To Shoot Big Game Accurately at Long Range
When it comes to long-range shooting at big game animals like deer and elk, the best advice is don’t do it. Do your hunting before you pull the…
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Why You Need To Be Hunting Squirrels Right Now

Why You Need To Be Hunting Squirrels Right Now
What if I told you about a hunting opportunity that’s happening right now, which offers abundant access to productive land, requires a minimum…
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Pick A Perfect Puppy—5 Things to Look For

Pick A Perfect Puppy—5 Things to Look For
People have a lot of methods for picking a puppy, but most of them involve trying to evaluate a litter of six-week olds to find the right…
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WATCH: Mountain biker plummets 30 feet in epic crash

WATCH: Mountain biker plummets 30 feet in epic crash
While competing in the Red Bull Rampage, a freeride mountain bike competition held in Utah, rider Nicholi Rogatkin withstood one of the most…
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Trail Cameras: How to Choose the Best for Deer Hunting

Trail Cameras: How to Choose the Best for Deer Hunting
A couple of years ago I walked up to a trail camera in north-central Wisconsin to check the images. When I opened it up to retrieve the SD card, I…
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Car Camping--5 Amazing Destinations for Ultimate Adventure

Car Camping--5 Amazing Destinations for Ultimate Adventure
There’s something downright elegant about stripping life down to its basic elements: shelter and food (and, ideally, good company). We’re…
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Handgun Basics—4 Easy Steps to Shoot Like A Pro

Handgun Basics—4 Easy Steps to Shoot Like A Pro
The handgun is the toughest of the three primary firearms to master. Rifles and shotguns are fired from the shoulder, which provides a more stable…
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10 Tips For Going Ultralight on the Trail

10 Tips For Going Ultralight on the Trail
One of the hottest trends in hiking and backpacking over the past few years has been the shift toward going ultralight on the trail. Typically, this…
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5 Best Whitewater Day Trips In America

5 Best Whitewater Day Trips In America
Summer is here and now is the best time to enjoy a whitewater adventure with friends and family. Outfitted trips can be found all across the U.S. and…
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How to Choose the Best Times to Fish

How to Choose the Best Times to Fish
The best time to go fishing is whenever you can. While that old maxim has merit and speaks to the value of fishing just for the fun of it, there are…
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