Outdoors

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Best Metal Detecting Sites in Connecticut

While metal detecting has evolved to a near science with all of the high tech features now available on detectors, the thrill still comes down to the hunt for buried treasure. While many enjoy hunting by the sea, others swear that old cornfields are the best sites for discovering precious objects. Here are some accounts of the best places to go metal detecting.

03/24/2012

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Five Horseback Riding Stables for Aspiring Equestrians in Connecticut

By Dani Frank Climbing atop a dapple-gray pony and taking a trot down a shaded trail, ending at the mouth of a rippling pond, is a picture-perfect fantasy for many, from little girls to grown […]

03/23/2012

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Guide to Cycling in Connecticut

By Dani Frank Bike culture has thoroughly invaded the country, taking cues from bike rental programs in Europe, recent green, eco-conscious and alternative energy movements and an economic down-turn declaring pedal pushing a more profitable […]

03/17/2012

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Four Getaway Packages for an Overnight in Connecticut

By Dani Frank Waking up in the same bed and heading down to the same bacon, eggs and coffee getting to be a little monotonous? An overnight winter escape may be just the thing to […]

02/25/2012

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Four Nature Hikes to Explore Connecticut’s Outdoors

By Dani Frank From the deer holding court in your own backyard to the Hostas growing in your front yard, a three-course meal for said deer, Connecticut’s native wildlife and plant life are reminders of […]

02/18/2012

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Five Enriching and Entertaining Afterschool Classes to Enroll in Around CT

By Dani Frank Gymnastics, pee wee Football, cheerleading and Chinese lessons. Enriching the life of your youngster with extracurricular activities is practically law for the proactive parent but if you’re taking away the video games […]

02/17/2012

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Five Parks and Preserves for Cross Country Skiing in Connecticut

By Dani Frank Venturing into the outdoors when your backyard is a winter wonderland is an adventure in and of itself. New England under a blanket of snow is a magical time of year, ignoring […]

02/11/2012

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Four Farmers Markets to Help You Stay Happy and Healthy in Winter

By Dani Frank In addition to shorter days, chillier temperatures and a downfall of the white stuff, winter brings with it a colorful harvest of plants, produce and pies to brighten your cold days. Soups […]

02/04/2012

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Five Family-Friendly Activities to Explore NYC

By Dani Frank Is there anything more magical than laying eyes upon the Rockefeller Center Tree, reaching 70-feet tall and topped off with a Swarovski crystal star, for the first time? A trip to the […]

01/21/2012

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Three Ways to Enjoy Winter with your Dog

By Dani Frank Chasing snowflakes and pouncing on snowmen, winter is a great opportunity for a dog day with your prized pooch. If you need an excuse to end your hibernation and leave the warm […]

01/20/2012

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