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Winter is the king of showmen,
Turning tree stumps into snowmen
And houses into birthday cakes
And spreading sugar over lakes.
Smooth and clean and frosty white,
The world looks good enough to bite.
Thatís the season to be young,
Catching snowflakes on your tongue.
Snow is snowy when itís snowing,
Iím sorry itís slushy when itís going.
~Ogden Nash

The days are shorter and the weather is turning colder.  This doesnít mean that you canít enjoy the outdoors any longerÖ.. In fact, winter provides a great opportunity to see Connecticutís landscape in a whole new way.  Take a walk down your favorite trail and you will notice lots of changes.  With the foliage down, you can see much farther through wooded areas.  Colors have changed from brilliant reds, oranges and yellows to muted browns, grays and evergreen.  Take a closer look to see the beautiful patterns in the bark of trees, rock outcrops and branches in the skyline.  Even if you started out a little chilly, a brisk walk can really energize your body and lift your spirits. 

When the snow flies, check out some other Winter Activities that might suit your mood. 
Winter Festival 2016
Come out to Burr Pond State Park on February 6, 2016 to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of our Winter Festival and enjoy a day full of outdoor adventure.  This year the ice isnít thick enough to support ice fishing, but we will still have plenty of winter activities to enjoy!  The DEEPís excellent Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education (CARE) instructors will have their new fishing information trailer on site as well as a fish fry.  There will also be visits from the CT Horse Council, the Resources in Search and Rescue team and the Torrington Fire Department to talk about ice rescue and safety.  Activities will include a nature hike, ice sculpting, letterboxing, wildlife activity, winter games, snowshoeing, and a bonfire complete with a marshmallow roast!  See you there!
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