Connecticut Hikers, Are You Up To The Challenge Of These 14 Trails?

Along a hill overlooking the Connecticut River in Cromwell, boys once watched sailing ships ply the waters as they passed a blow hole that shot water from a narrow canyon as the tide rose.

Pitch pines and moss-covered rocks fill a craggy hilltop with a sheer drop to a pond covered with lilies and a forested view of two states.

Welcome to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Sky’s The Limit adventure that dares hikers to seek the highest points, views or destination points along 14 “lesser-known” hiking trails across Connecticut. Those who find them will be rewarded with bragging rights, plus a staff medallion, pin or hiking staff.

The goal is simple. Visit at least 10 of the 14 parks before the first week in December 2018 and take a photo at each of the parks’ entrance signs and a selfie at various high points or destinations noted on each park’s map. Visit all 14 parks and your name could be one of 50 randomly picked to receive a hand-carved hiking staff.

Participants are required to email two photos from each of the parks to, or to mail them to CT DEEP State Parks, Sky’s the Limit, 79 Elm St., Hartford, CT 06106. Entries must be received by Dec. 7, 2018.

More details here…


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