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Media Lab member Nate Newton on location at Talcott Mountain - Photo by Sarah Krauss
The Outdoor Enthusiast: A CPBN Media Lab Project
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The Outdoor Enthusiast is a CPBN Media Lab online project that takes viewers on location with personal travelogues and profiles.  Go behind the scenes of our national parks with Hannah's Home Videos, from lab staff member Hannah Woodward to get a sense of what you would see and experience.  And, closer to home, explore Connecticut's most remarkable state parks and scenic locations with original video profiles, blogs and photographs.  


Merimere Reservoir and Mine Island in Meriden- Photo by Julia Kwon


Come along with the Media Lab to see the great places we have in our backyard, including Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, Silver Sands State Park in Milford, Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, the Metacomet trail to East Peak in Meriden, Kent Falls in Kent and The Last Green Valley, a designated National Historic Corridor shared by Connecticut and Massachusetts. Learn more...


Covered Bridge in Kent Falls - Photo by Paul PfefferMany thanks to John Cimochowski, Assistant Director, CT DEP, Dennis Schain and all the DEP personel, Bill Novoa and Ed Richardson from the Appalachian Mountain Club, historian Gilbert Spencer, author Christine Woodside, William Reid and Michelle Bourgeois from The Last Green Valley and Jean Pillo from the Eastern Connecticut Conservation District.

Hannah's Home Videos: National Parks

Arches National Park in Utah 
Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah 
Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico and Texas 
Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska 
Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming 
Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho
Zion National Park in Utah

State Parks & Scenic Locations:

Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill
Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison
Kent Falls State Park in Kent
Mohawk State Forest in Goshen
Sherwood Island State Park in Westport
Silver Sands State Park in Milford
Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden
Talcott Mountain State Park in Simsbury
The Last Green Valley in Connecticut and Massachusetts
The Metacomet trail to East Peak in Meriden
Old Wethersfield
Bluff Point State Park in Groton
Holcolmb Farm in West Granby
Wickham Park in Manchester



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