Armchair photo tours: A beautiful beach sunset and moonrise in Norwalk, Connecticut

A full moon rises in the sunset's afterglow at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Connecticut Photos by Cheryl Landes During one of my drives through Connecticut, I made a spontaneous stop at a park in Norwalk about an hour before sunset. The temperature was perfect on this beautiful fall evening—in the low 70s—and it wasn't … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: A beautiful beach sunset and moonrise in Norwalk, Connecticut

Armchair photo tours: The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce

The sign to The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce in Bristol, Connecticut Photos by Cheryl Landes In the fall, Connecticut is well-known for its beautiful fall colors and a spooky experience like no other. It's time to beware in Bristol. The foggy entrance to Lake Compounce during The Haunted Graveyard That's because the ghosts, vampires, … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce

Find the peak color in New England on this live fall foliage map

Fall colors at Umbagog Lake in Cambridge, New Hampshire (photo by Cheryl Landes) If you're looking for the best spots for leaf peeping in the New England, check out this peak fall foilage map from Yankee Publishing. Select a date on the calendar to see which areas are before peak color, at peak, or past … Continue reading Find the peak color in New England on this live fall foliage map

Watch the last leg of the Mayflower II’s voyage home to Plymouth, Massachusetts

Photos by Cheryl Landes The Mayflower II returned home to Plymouth, Massachusetts, this week after a major renovation. The ship is a replica of the original Mayflower that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth Rock in 1620. The three-year project at the shipyards in Mystic, Connecticut, cost $11.2 million, according to the Boston Globe. The Mayflower … Continue reading Watch the last leg of the Mayflower II’s voyage home to Plymouth, Massachusetts