ncli: Featured Activities

Featured Spring Activities
 
Now that spring is finally here, it’s time to get outside to see all the seasonal changes first hand.  You may want to return to some of your tried and true favorite parks, but did you know that some of these parks have activities in them you may not have known about.  Since Earth Day is April 22 why not try EarthCaching?  An EarthCache is a place where you will find an interesting geologic feature or process that will enrich your outdoor experience.  

Some of our favorites are listed below.  To see more options, go to our EarthCache page:
 
Beckley Blast Furnace  Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument, North Canaan
Footprints of the Devil? Devil's Hopyard State Park, East Haddam
Oh Say, How Far Can You See…  Talcott Mountain State Park, Bloomfield
Is This A Tombolo?  Silver Sands State Park, Milford
Step into the Early Jurassic  Dinosaur State Park, Rocky Hill
The Giant Sleeps Today  Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden

There’s nothing more exciting than opening your front door in the morning and hearing the birds announcing their return from their winter habitat.  Here are some places to go birding; early morning and late afternoon are your best opportunities to see one or more of the many species that make Connecticut their summer home.
 
 
Now that the snow has melted, go for a hike or family bike ride at one of these parks:
 
Air Line Trail State Park – Hebron
Hammonasset Beach State Park – Madison
Hop River State Park & Trail – Bolton
Larkin State Park – Southbury, Oxford, Naugatuck, Middlebury
Stratton Brook State Park – Simsbury

  {Earthcaching at Dinosaur State Park}