July 21st, 2011

The Connecticut River, which separates Vermont from New Hampshire before heading into the state of Connecticut, has an abundance and wide variety of wildlife. Mammals along the river include the beaver and the opossum. Reptiles and amphibians include the timber rattlesnake, the snapping turtle, the northern water snake, the red-spotted newt, and the northern dusky salamander. There are many species of birds to be found along the river as well. Some of the more spectacular Read the rest of this entry »

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July 17th, 2011

Bored with the beach? Want to beat the heat? Take a trip to Vermont along the Connecticut River. There you will find two cool museums you have to check out. Both are perfect if you have young children in tow. Here are two you may enjoy.

The Montshire Museum of Science is located along the Connecticut River in Norwich. The museum features natural science exhibits like a day in the life of a honeybee, a planet Read the rest of this entry »

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July 15th, 2011

The largest river located in New England is the Connecticut River. The beginning point of the river is from the Connecticut Lakes out of New Hampshire. The river’s route designates the border between New Hampshire and Vermont.

Historically the river has always been heavy with silt and this has created a large sandbar near the mouth. Unfortunately, it makes navigation difficult. Dutch explorer Adriaen Block discovered the Connecticut River in 1614 and named it the “Fresh River.” The Dutch constructed a trading post with added defenses in 1623, which was the future Read the rest of this entry »

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