Get Outside!



Summer is finally here. The great outdoors beckons. And with school out, you're ready to reintroduce yourself to your family. But over the years, you've already done the usual rites of the balmy season: historical and cultural attractions, even tracking down the best ice cream. You're ready for a new, bold agenda.

Promoting that daring spirit, we're giving you 75 editor-tested adventures that don't require plane tickets, luggage or even a full tank of gas. All that you need is a little fitness — for climbing, hiking, biking, paddling, sailing — and, in some cases, a little nerve. Connecticut and its immediate environs tempt nearby with a diverse outdoors, ready to appeal to everybody. Coastline to the timberline, our state looks every inch a playground.

Adventures are also a sure way to connect with your children, encouraging their confidence as they try new things, or simply sharing a laugh over what will become stories to cherish over the years. It's time to get moving and reconnected.