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The bright colors of a traditional New England fall have taken a year off

Despite the high hopes of another vibrant Autumn in New England, the color explosions we have experienced from years past have taken a year off. Why, you ask? Thanks to the extension of summer weather during late September and early October, paired with an unusually dry September, just wasn't a match made in heaven for… Continue reading The bright colors of a traditional New England fall have taken a year off

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The one New England foliage map you need

Wether you are on a weekend quest to discover some of the best fall views that New England has to offer, or you're a seasoned photographer looking to capture some impeccable shots, fall in New England is unlike any other place in the world. The one thing you need, is a reliable foliage map. That… Continue reading The one New England foliage map you need

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A world away at the AMC Highland Center Lodge

I just arrived back home after what was an incredible time away in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Part of me reflects this morning as I write this column about just how simple life really is when you learn to just let go and be in the moment. Part of my journey to the… Continue reading A world away at the AMC Highland Center Lodge

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The Climb to Mount Washington

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..... No, really. Hiking to the summit of Mount Washington here in New Hampshire has always been a dream of mine. Located in the White Mountain National Forest, it is the highest peak in the northeast at an altitude of 6,228 feet. It is the… Continue reading The Climb to Mount Washington

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Preparing to climb to the top of the northeast

Have you ever really just wanted to do something bold and out of the ordinary? That's a summary of my life everyday, though it gets particularly worse right around the cusp of my birthday. I absolutely live for the thrill of adventure and exploration. In fact, someone once told me I should sit still for… Continue reading Preparing to climb to the top of the northeast

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Happenings weekend of July 22nd in New England

Still trying to figure out your weekend plans? There is a lot happening on this gorgeous summer weekend here in New England! Here is a rundown of some of the more popular happenings. Connecticut Wine, wine, and more wine.  Join the Connecticut Wine Trail in Goshen Saturday & Sunday at the fairgrounds for a taste… Continue reading Happenings weekend of July 22nd in New England

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Travels in Northern New England

I know this blog is mainly about the Litchfield Hills, and for the most part, it is. Every now and then, I try to sneak in what I like to call a little taste of my life outside of these hills, just to let you all know that I'm not trapped in here like some… Continue reading Travels in Northern New England

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Tourism in Litchfield County with a New York State of Mind

The weekends become busy. The sidewalks become a gala for window shopping. The roads are filled with free flowing spirits who set their sights to capture the best possible view for their photo albums. They are the Litchfield County weekenders, the folks who make the two hour drive up from the city to catch a… Continue reading Tourism in Litchfield County with a New York State of Mind

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Escape the everyday

Have you been searching for a unique place where you can go and just unwind without the hustle and bustle of everyday life in the real world? We have a variety of those locations across the Litchfield Hills but one in particular stands out from the crowd. Dennis Hill, located in Norfolk, is a quick escape,… Continue reading Escape the everyday

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The secrets out

Northwest Connecticut's Twin Lakes. My guess is that you've probably never heard of them. It's no surprise either. Thier not widely talked about or promoted for that matter. Well, consider this secret out of the bag. I just can't keep something so beautful a secret. Settled just to the south of the Massachussets border lies… Continue reading The secrets out