There are two ways to respond to the cold and the snow of winter. One way is to hide inside with a book and a blanket. Another way is to get outside and embrace it. Of course, pretty much every town in New England has its own personal sledding hill, known to all who live there. Same goes for…

You don’t have to look very far to find a great place to explore nature in Connecticut. Scenic wilderness trails criss-cross nearly every corner of the state, offering views aplenty. From flat and, in some cases, paved walkways to intense wilderness hikes, and dog- and bicyclist-friendly des…