Public Announcement: State Parks free of charge this weekend
In Celebration of 375th Anniversary
This weekend, May 22nd and 23rd, entrance and parking fees for the 107 state parks and 32 state forests will be waived. This includes free admission to the Dinosaur State Park exhibit center in Rocky Hill.
If you enjoy letterboxing at the state forests, a commemorative anniversary stamp will be located in the letterboxes of all state forests. Letterboxes are plastic containers hidden in a specific natural location within the state forest. A set of clues is given to those visitors searching for the letterbox location. Once found, a stamp and stamp pad are located inside the plastic container for visitors to stamp into their personal record books. For more information about letterboxing or to received clues visit www.ct.gov/dep/forestry.
Historians attribute the founding of the state to 1635 because it marked the year that Windsor, Wethersfield and Hartford were settled and thus established Connecticut as a colony. For more information about the year long 375th Anniversary celebration or to find out more about other anniversary events, visit www.CT375.com.