First Day Hikes being held in Connecticut

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The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will be sponsoring First Day Hikes at four state parks Tuesday afternoon.

The following parks will hold First Day Hikes:

  • 11 a.m. Mansfield Hollow State Park, Mansfield
  • Noon Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison
  • 1 p.m. Osbornedale State Park, Derby
  • 1:30 p.m. Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden

Hikers are asked to dress appropriately for the weather and bring water and a snack with them.

Dogs are not permitted on the hikes art Hammonasset and Sleeping Giant state parks.

"First Day hikes offer a convenient way to get outside, meet new people, exercise, and welcome the New Year with friends and family," said DEEP Commissioner Dan Esty."For the second year Connecticut is participating as we once again join all 49 other states that will provide First Day hikes for 2013."

For more information on the state parks, click the following link.

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