How to Find Hiking Trails and Some of the Best Trails

Getting out of your normal routine and being in nature is special. It can bring the family together, cleanse the soul, and have you feeling that you have accomplished something that gives you a sense of well-being. It is nowadays quite easy to find information on the internet about great local hikes, but at times, the information you get is not what you want and need, even with all the digging around.

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“DAZZLE: A garden of Glass”

My friend and I took a trip to the Beardsley Zoo for their greenhouse exhibit, “DAZZLE: A garden of Glass,” which is showcasing 500 pieces of Peter Greenwood’s glass art daily through April 6th.

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It’s Maple Sugaring Time in Connecticut!

My friend and I ventured to Lamothe’s Sugar House in Burlington last week. They are the largest maple sugaring operation in CT, with over 5500 taps. We got to meet three of the friendly Lamothe cousins; Marie, Rob & Leonard, and they shared shots with us of all 4 grades of maple syrup sold in their farm store. They were all delicious; we found it hard to choose a favorite!

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Maple Sap Collection Team

Maple Sap Collection Team ;Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust in Woodbury was founded in 1963 by Natalie Van Vleck who was an artist, farmer, businesswoman, and environmentalist. Of the 7 preserves and sanctuaries that the Land Trust owns, the Van Vleck Farm property is considered the main teaching campus and it is where the majority of activities happen.

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