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It is spring Again.  The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.
~Rainer Maria Rilke

It's time to swap out those winter coats with light spring jackets and sturdy waterproof boots. The days are getting longer and the weather is turning warmer.  Spring fever is in the air and every day brings a change to the landscape.  Just open your door in the morning and you can hear the songs of returning birds chiming in with our winter residents.  It's a great time to get outside and watch nature unfold.  Don't forget to dress in layers, as weather and temperatures can change quickly and you don't want to get caught off guard!

We are gearing up for our Great Park Pursuit Connecticut State Parks Adventure which will kick off this year on Saturday, April 30th at Keney Park in Hartford.  Registration is now available and will be open through April 25.
You can also keep up to date by registering to receive our newsletter and email blasts.  In the meantime, why not try some of these Activities to help put some spring in your step!

Winter Festival 2016
February 6, 2016 turned out to be a beautiful winter day at Burr Pond State Park as nearly 400 people came out to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of our Winter Festival and enjoy a day full of outdoor adventure.  This year the ice wasn't thick enough to support ice fishing, but we will still had plenty of winter activities!  The DEEP’s excellent Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education (CARE) instructors were there with their new fishing information trailer on site as well as a fish fry.  The CT Horse Council, Resources in Search and Rescue team and Torrington Fire Department also came out to talk about ice rescue and safety.  Take a look at these photos from this year's events to see what fun we had hiking, ice sculpting, learning about fur bearing mammals, playing winter games, snowshoeing, and a roasting marshmallows by a bonfire.
Don't forget to visit our calendar for upcoming events!
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