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Hiking—The 10 Best New Pieces of Gear for Spring Treks

Hiking—The 10 Best New Pieces of Gear for Spring Treks
Spring is finally here, which means sunshine and warmer temperatures aren’t far behind. But before you hit the trail for your first hike,…
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How To Hike Safely In Spring—5 Easy Tips

How To Hike Safely In Spring—5 Easy Tips
After a long winter, you’re no doubt itching to get back on your favorite trails, and inspired to explore new ones. But are you spring hiking…
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Winter Hiking—5 Time-Tested Tips For Staying Warm

Winter Hiking—5 Time-Tested Tips For Staying Warm
One of the best things about hiking is that it is an outdoor activity that you can do all year long. So why is that so many avid hikers hang up their…
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5 Amazing Winter Hikes to Take Right Now!

5 Amazing Winter Hikes to Take Right Now!
If you’re one of those hikers or backpackers who puts away your outdoor gear for the winter, you really are missing out on one of the most…
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What is hypothermia? What are the signs?

What is hypothermia? What are the signs?
Vin T. Sparano, as excerpted from Complete Guide to Camping and Wilderness Survival HYPOTHERMIA Hypothermia is one of the major causes of death…
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Layering 101: How to Stay Warm and Comfortable in Cold Conditions

Layering 101: How to Stay Warm and Comfortable in Cold Conditions
The arrival of cold weather doesn’t mean you have to abandon your favorite outdoor activities and wait until the return of warm weather before…
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Snowshoeing: Get Your Family Started The Easy Way

Snowshoeing: Get Your Family Started The Easy Way
Bummed that the summer hiking trails will soon be covered in white? That’s okay…it’s snowshoeing season! Snowshoeing is a great…
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5 Stunning Foliage Hikes in Connecticut

5 Stunning Foliage Hikes in Connecticut
Fall foliage holds a very special spot in the heart of New Englanders, with Nutmeggers proving no exception. There is perhaps no better way to view…
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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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A Guide to Fall Foraging in the U.S.

A Guide to Fall Foraging in the U.S.
It’s September, and the coming of fall equals an abundance of autumnal harvest…in the woods. Foraging is currently all the rage at top…
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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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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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Events Near Granby CT

Science in Nature - Signs of Spring

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 at 10:30am
Center at Glastonbury
Glastonbury, CT
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Science in Nature: Signs of Spring

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 at 10:30am
Center at Glastonbury
Glastonbury, CT
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Senior Health Fair

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 at 10:00am
Manchester Senior Center
Manchester, CT
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Women Composers Festival of Hartford

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 9:00am
Trinity College
Hartford, CT
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Terrier Tough Competition

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019
Elm Ridge Park
Rocky Hill, CT
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Bradley Road Race

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019
Windsor Locks High School
Windsor Locks, CT
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Women Composers Festival of Hartford - Music Marathon

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 at 9:00am
Trinity College
Hartford, CT
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NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course - Instructor Led Only

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 at 9:30am
Tactical Arms
Torrington, CT
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Photo Editing for Everyone

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 at 10:00am
Center at Glastonbury
Glastonbury, CT
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CFPA Ramble : Highland Park History Hike

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 at 1:00pm
Case Mountain Trails
Manchester, CT
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