Outdoor Trail and Product Reviews

DO spring16 wp

Denali Outdoor Spring 2016 Series

Welcome to another season of Denali Outdoor! This spring our adventures take us to some new locations and to some classic favorites. We will talk backpacking, cooking, and getting lost. We are excited to...

reactor hoodie

The North Face Reactor Hoodie

Product: The North Face Reactor Hoodie Best Uses: Working out when it’s a little chilly Keeping warm after a workout Why we like it: It’s not very often you find a good lightweight long...

project shutter

Project Shutter 004, Chatfield Hollow

Project Shutter 004. #PSCT004 An Instagram Meetup Saturday, June 18th Chatfield Hollow State Park 2:30PM-8PM The goal for these ProjectShutter Instameets are to Connect with other visual creators, Collaborate ideas and Inspire one another....

May through June is a critical period when female turtles undertake risky overland forays to reach nesting areas. During this time, they often cross roads, sometimes with fatal consequences. Be on the lookout for turtles crossing roads and give them a “brake!”

Why did the turtle cross the road?

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is reminding residents to be on the lookout for turtles crossing roads. This is the nesting season egg-bearing aquatic turtles often cross roads in search of...

sign

The Preserve, Old Saybrook

“The Preserve” in Old Saybrook, Essex and Westbrook is a nearly 1000 acre forest protected in 2015 after many years of conservation efforts. It had been recognized as the largest remaining unprotected coastal forest...

nakitta

Employee Spotlight: Nakitta

Name? Nakitta Manseau What is your store and current position? Trailblazer Mohegan Sun, Assistant Manager What are some of your favorite things?  I love my family, my pups (Jessie- a 14 year old Lhasa...

looking north

Mt. Cardigan, New Hampshire

“Look at all of the kids!” I couldn’t believe my eyes when we passed what had to be an entire class of elementary school kids coming down Mt. Cardigan. “How awesome would it have...

looking out

Ashley’s Grand Canyon Adventure

Although goodbyes are often hard as friends slowly start moving away and settling down, more recently I’m seeing this as an opportunity to visit new places. A few months back a friend of mine...

Ultra endurance cover

The North Face Ultra Endurance Shoe

Product: The North Face Ultra Endurance Shoe Best uses: Trail running Light hiking Why we like them: If you spend time on the trails, be it running, or light day hiking, you will enjoy...

trees

Denali Trumbull Clinic Series

Introduction to Hiking: May 24th 7pm-8:30pm Denali in the Trumbull Mall With Spring in full bloom it is the perfect time to get outside and have fun. If you always wanted to start hiking...