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The Great Park Pursuit 2017 CT State Parks Family Adventure continues this weekend on Saturday-May 27, 2017 and/or Sunday-May 28th with a semi-guided event! 
 
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Interpretive Centers Day
May27th and/or May 28th
 
Kellogg Environmental Center
Sessions Woods
Dinosaur State Park
Goodwin Conservation Center
Fort Trumbull State Park.
 
Choose your location and enjoy the day exploring! 
 
Find more specific information on Interpretive Centers Day.  
 
Please note that teams will receive credit for visiting one location (but can visit as many as they choose).  At the location, be sure to snap a pic of your team with the GPP sign.  Then submit such to us at DEEP No Child Left Inside at DEEP.NoChildLeftInside@ct.gov by Wednesday May 31, 2017.
 
 
 


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.
 
Don't forget to visit our calendar for upcoming events!
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