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The Great Park Pursuit 2017 CT State Parks Family Adventure Camping Finale is this weekend!
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Camping Finale and Campout
June 17, 2017
Kettletown State Park
9am to 3pm-Event, Registration closes promptly at 2pm
3pm-Award Presentation
4:30 pm overnight camping for GPP teams begins

Our last 2017 GPP Guided Event-Finale, awards presentation and camp-out will be held on June 17, 2017 at Kettletown State Park in Southbury.  The schedule of events for the day is as follows:  Guided event will be held from 9 am to 3 pm; registration will promptly close at 2 pm; 3 pm award presentations in the Youth Group Area, with optional overnight camping for Great Park Pursuit families/teams beginning at 4:30 pm in the Kettletown campground. 

Park and location:
Kettletown State Park, 1400 George's Hill Road, Southbury, CT  

Off Interstate 84: take Exit 15. Go south onto CT Route 67. Take a right at the first traffic light if coming from the west, and a right at the second traffic light if coming from the east, onto Kettletown Road. Continue for approximately 3 miles on Kettletown Road. Take a right onto Georges Hill Road. Park is located on the left approximately 0.6 miles.

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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