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Bolton Notch State Park Path to the future © Angela Hansen
Cliffs and a stream run alongside this path, even when it runs under a freeway
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Photographer: Angela Hansen
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Stepping into nature
Children play on one of the park's many paths, where it crosses under a freeway
Path to the future
Cliffs and a stream run alongside this path, even when it runs under a freeway
Covered bridge in Chatfield Hollow State Park
A classic, tranquil New England stream, complete with covered bridge
Pausing to watch dragonflies
A child peers over the swamp walk, watching dragonflies perched below
View of the stream from the covered bridge
A covered bridge beautifully frames the stream, where people enjoy fishing in the summer
View from the covered bridge
A covered bridge frames the beautiful fall foliage, as you cross the stream near the picnic area
Through the stone tunnel
A stone tunnel provides an alternate view of the falls in the distance
Chapman Falls in the spring
In springtime, the waterfall swells to enormous volume, creating a beautiful, crashing spectacle
Chapman Falls in the autumn
Water levels drop considerably in the fall, but the foliage can be breathtaking
Adventures on the boardwalk
A boardwalk provides year-round interest and educational opportunities, even when the museum is closed
Fence at Gilette Castle
A fence on the grounds of Gilette castle gives a preview of the idiosyncratic style that's also on display inside the castle
Gilette Castle View
The Gilette castle has a beautiful view overlooking the river
Gilette Castle Grounds
The Gilette Castle driveway is closed to cars, but makes for an enjoyable walk
Walking in Leaves at Gilette Castle
A small boy walks in the crunchy leaves on the Gilette Castle grounds
Evening stroll
Even in the winter, Hammonasset can be a beautiful place to stretch your legs and breathe fresh air
Middle Waterfall, Kent Falls
This is one of several waterfalls that can be seen as you hike the short trail at Kent Falls.
Spring Shrub and Waterfall
A shrub is just beginning to grow leaves, near the base of Kent Waterfall
Waterfall Ode to Volcanoes
After a morning shower, water is crashing happily in the top waterfall at Kent Falls
Top Waterfall, Kent Falls
After a morning rainstorm, the top waterfall at Kent Falls is crashing happily
Kent Falls - First set of Falls
This is the view as you approach the base of Kent Falls. There are several more falls just a short walk upstream
Zebra Forest
During winter, many of the trees on the Sleeping Giant path feature a single stripe of snow.
Three arches with fall foliage
A view from the tower at the top of Sleeping Giant
Snowy Trails on Sleeping Giant
Sleeping Giant is a great hike, even in the depths of winter... good with either boots or cross-country skiis
Torture at Dusk
The hike up Sleeping Giant includes many examples of the twisty Mountain Laurel, state tree of Connecticut
Sleeping Giant Tower
The tower at Sleeping Giant, with plenty of room for picnicking, inside and out
Autumn Foliage
Seen while hiking to the Sleeping Giant castle
Wadsworth Little Falls
Wadsworth Little Falls are most enjoyable to visit during the spring.
Wadsworth Falls
Wadsworth Falls are especially beautiful in the summer, when visitors can also splash in the water or barbeque on the banks
Approaching Deans Ravine
This is what the terrain looks like as you approach the Dean's Ravine waterfall.
Deans Ravine Waterfall
The Dean's Ravine waterfall is quite impressive after a morning rain, and only a 5-minute hike from the road
Springtime in Deans Ravine
Just downhill from the Dean's Ravine waterfall, water burbles happily over rocks
Summer hikes with mom
A child pauses to look around while hiking in Housatonic State Forest
Deans Ravine through the tres
There are occasional glimpses of the stream and small cascades as you approach the Dean's Ravine waterfall
Silken Water
Inside the beautiful Flume Gorge
Atop Cannon Mountain
The view from atop Cannon Mountain, after taking the tram up
Lookout from Cannon Mountain
The view from the lookout atop Cannon Mountain, after riding the tram to the top
Flume Gorge
It's difficult to capture the beauty of Flume Gorge, because it's a non-stop series of one beautiful waterfall after another
Tricolor Rock
Three completely distinct rock types and colors are intermixed in the landscape
Snow Canyon Vista
A short hike away from the road reveals intriguing vistas and rock formations
Mountain Fold
Sunlight low in the sky emphasizes the fold in this mountain
Park Entrance
Driving into Snow Canyon, classic red-rock formations can be seen to the right
Desert Color Scheme
Muted colors are on display in the classic desert color palette, here at Utah Lake
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