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Great Park Pursuit Outdoor Recreation Challenge
The Great Park Pursuit Outdoor Recreation Challenge is a year round adventure that encourages Connecticut’s families to experience the excitement and joy of having fun outdoors in Connecticut State Parks and Forests.

To begin your adventure all you need is a Great Park Pursuit Outdoor Recreation Challenge Passport.  Use this passport as a recreational activity guide to Connecticut’s State Parks and Forests.

For each recreational activity (biking, birding, boating, camping, fishing, hiking, historic sites, letterboxing, picnicking, swimming, and winter activities) we have created a top list of state parks and forests that offer that activity.  When you visit any of the top parks or forests look for the Great Park Pursuit Outdoor Adventure Challenge Box located on the backside of the brown regulations board.  Simply unlock the padlock with the secret combination and stamp your passport.  The secret combo is the year that the park was formally established.  To find those dates please visit the DEP State Parks webpages.

To collect the letterboxing stamps please be sure to download the letterboxing clues.

In conjunction with the passport we will be hosting a series of Family Days starting in April and running through October where you can come and get your passport stamped.

The adventure begins on Saturday, April 9th at Hammonasset Beach State Park as we celebrate Family Birding Day.