HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Today the state rolled out a new program, designed to get more people hitting some of the state’s beautiful hiking trails in state parks and forests over the coming year. Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced “The Sky’s the Limit” 2015 hiking challenge.
DEEP will be drawing prizes for hikers who send in pictures, showing them hitting state trails. People who hike up to ten of the state’s designated locations have the chance to win a medallion. For hiking up all 14 of the state’s high peaks, 50 families will win a hiking staffs. Winners will be drawn on January 1, 2016.
Here are the rules from the DEEP news release:
- Dennis Hill State Park, Dennis Hill Pavilion, Route 272, Norfolk
- Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, from the top of the monument, Park Ave., Groton
- Haystack Mountain State Park, Haystack Mountain Tower, Route 272, Norfolk
- Hurd State Park, Split Rock Vista, Route 151, East Hampton
- Lovers Leap State Park, Scenic Vista along Falls Mountain Trail, Grove St., New Milford
- Macedonia Brook State Park, Scenic Vista, 159 Macedonia Brook Rd., Kent
- Mohawk Mountain State Forest, Mohawk Scenic Vista, 20 Mohawk Mountain Rd., Goshen
- Mount Tom State Park, Mount Tom Stone Tower, Route 202, Litchfield
- Pachaug State Forest Chapman Area, Mount Misery Overlook, Route 49, Voluntown
- Shenipsit State Forest, Soapstone Mountain Observation Tower (currently closed).
- Sleeping Giant State Park, Stone Observation Tower on the Peak of Mt. Carmel, 200 Mount Carmel Ave., Hamden
- Southford Falls State Park, Fire Tower, 175 Quaker Farms Rd., Rt. 188, Southbury
- Talcott Mountain State Park, Heublein Tower, Route 185, Simsbury
- West Rock Ridge State Park, Scenic Vista by the Upper Pavilion, Wintergreen Ave., Hamden
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