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The Great Park Pursuit 2017 CT State Parks Family Adventure begins on Saturday, May 13!
 
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Kick-Off!
FREE Family Fishing Day
(no license required)
 
Saturday, May 13, 2017   9 AM - 3 PM

Please pack a picnic and join us for a fun day of family fishing, led by our CARE fishing instructors and the Hammonasset Chapter of Trout Unlimited.  Other activities include a fish fry, fishing games/trivia, nature hikes, arts & crafts, and more!
 
Pre-registration required to be eligible for the final Great Park Pursuit prize
 
(Registration opens on Friday, March 24 and closes on Friday, May 5, 2017)
 
No registration required to come for the day.
 


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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