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State offers free guided hikes at parks to mark the new year

January 1, 2019

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut park officials are offering free guided hikes in 10 state parks to mark the start of the New Year.

The State Parks First Day Hikes are part of a national initiative on Tuesday.

In Connecticut, the hikes are being offered Gillette Castle State Park, Goodwin State Forest in Hampton, Haddam Meadows State Park, Hammonasset Beach State Park, Kettletown State Park in Southbury, Mansfield Hollow State Park, Peoples State Forest in Barkhamsted, Scantic River State Park in East Windsor, Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme and Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Burlington.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is expecting more than 9 million visitors to Connecticut’s 110 state parks throughout 2019.

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