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White Birch in Mohawk Mountain State Forest and Park

White Birch – Mohawk Mountain State Forest and Park

  I didn’t get home till late tonight, so this will be a very short post.  Below is a photo of some White Birch in Mohawk State Forest and Park that I thought were particularly striking. Tomorrow, I’ll have a longer post, but for now it’s time for bed. Technorati Tags: Autumn, Connecticut, Foliage, Mohawk […]

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View to the west from Heublein Tower at Talcott Mountain State Park

Views from Talcott Mountain State Park

  Located in Simsbury Connectiut, Talcott Mountain State Park’s main attraction is the Heublein Tower.  The tower offers a 360 degree commanding view of the area.  To the north, it’s possible to see Massachusetts on a clear day and Hartford is visible to the east.  The tower was previously owned by Gilbert F. Heublein, head of […]

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Trees in autumn foliage in Connecticut after October snow storm, 2011

Autumn meets Winter: October Snow Storm 2011

Well, the October Snow Storm of 2011 is now past Connecticut, but it sure left a lot of damage.  Many homes in Connecticut, as well as other nearby states, have lost power and our governor is saying that some homes may not be restored for a week.  I was one of the lucky ones and […]

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October Snow Storm in Connecticut

October Snow Storm

Hard to believe, but we’re getting a freak October snow storm here in Connecticut.  The trees in my area still have most of their leaves – they must be really confused.  When this is all finished, we could have up to 5 inches here and possibly more in northern Connecticut. Another post will be coming tonight […]

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View from Goat Rock in Webb Mountain Park, Monroe, Connecticut

Autumn View from Overlook at Webb Mountain Park

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Housatonic River

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Housatonic RiverThis afternoon, I drove to Webb Mountain Park in Monroe, Connecticut and hiked up to the scenic overlook, aka “Goat Rock”.  If you park at campground site number 2, it’s a very short hike to the overlook.  Unfortunately, I think the gates are closed after November 1st until Memorial Day […]

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Pomperaug River at Audubon Center at Bent of the River

Audubon Center at Bent of the River

The Audubon Center at Bent of the River (I’ve checked a couple of times and it is “Bent”, not “Bend”) is a very nice tract of 660 acres in Southbury, Connecticut owned by the National Audubon Society.  I was driving in the area and just happened upon the sign for the Center and decided to stop.  I’m really […]

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Pond at Haystack Mountain State Park in Norfolk, Connecticut

Haystack Mountain State Park

As I mentioned in my last couple of posts, over the weekend I visited several locations to do some hiking and photography.  One of my favorite spots was Haystack Mountain State Park in Norfolk, Connecticut.  There is a short trail that leads to a stone tower that has a great view of the surrounding area.  […]

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Foot Bridge at Lover's Leap State Park in New Milford, Connecticut

Lover’s Leap State Park

Because the weather was so nice, I couldn’t resist another marathon photography session.  The first stop was Lover’s Leap State Park in New Milford, Connecticut.  This is a beautiful little spot with several trails and nice vistas overlooking Lake Lillinonah and the Housatonic River.  I walked a couple of the trails, but there are several […]

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