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 Thank you to everyone that came out for
Saltwater Fishing Day at Fort Trumbull State Park on August 12, 2017.  It was a great day! 
Pictures of the event will be posted soon. 
Special thanks to the staff at Fort Trumbull, 
CARE folks, DEEP staff, volunteers and the following that had a tent at the event:
CT Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Aquaculture (CT DA/BA); CT Sea Grant; Mystic Aquarium; and Mystic Seaport.   
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We had a very successful Great Park Pursuit 2017 CT State Parks Family Adventure Season.  Thank you to all the teams and families that joined us for the 6 week adventure that began on May 13th and ended on June 17th/18th. 
We are already beginning planning for the 2018 season!   
Wishing everyone a very safe and enjoyable summer. 

2017 Winter Festival
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The 11th Annual Winter Festival was held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Burr Pond State Park in Torrington.  The festival provided a host of activities for the entire family with many fun winter activities, including: ice fishing and Fish Fry with our CARE volunteers, marshmallow roasting, story-time by the bonfire, ice sculptures, hikes, wildlife talks, snowshoeing, and demonstrations (CARE, LL Bean, Resources in Search and Rescue, CT Horse Council, Energize CT, and Torrington Fire Department Search and Rescue) . In addition, the winning cover shot for the 2017 Angler’s Guide Photo contest was also unveiled. 
A heartfelt Thank You to the over 600 people that came out and braved the cold weather for the festival; Boy Scout Troop 4 for the snacks and hot chocolate; and to all those that volunteered their time. 
See you all again next February for the 12th Annual Winter Festival.
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Great Park Pursuit 2016
Another successful run of the Great Park Pursuit, the Connecticut State Parks Family Adventure concluded with a campout at Rocky Neck State Park on June 11 where over 40 families braved the threat of thunderstorms to pitch a tent and sleep outside.  The Adventure kicked off at Keney Park on April 30th in Hartford and guided or self-guided events were held every weekend through June 11.  Take a look at our highlights from the 2016 Great Park Pursuit.
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