State Parks filled to capacity: Sunday July 14

(WTNH)–CT DEEP has announced that the following parks are filled to full capacity and are closed to new vehicles on Sunday, July 14: Miller’s Pond State Park in Durham as of 10:00 a.m. Squantz Pond State Park in New Fairfield as of 11:00 a.m. Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme as of 12:40 p.m. […]

State parks filled to capacity on Sunday, July 7

(WTNH)–CT DEEP has announced the following state parks in Connecticut are filled to full capacity and are closed to new vehicles on Sunday, July 7: Wadsworth Falls State Park in Middletown as of 11:30 a.m. Squantz Pond State Park in New Fairfield as of 12:40 p.m. Pattaconk Lake Recreation Area in Cockaponset State Forest in […]

Hiker injured at Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Hamden firefighters rescued an injured hiker at Sleeping Giant State Park Saturday afternoon. Firefighters say two people were hiking on the Tower Trail when one of them fell and hurt their hip. The victim was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. News 8 will update this story when more information […]

Southwest Virginia river the star of new state park

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As much of central Appalachia looks to reinvent itself amid the decline of coal, community leaders in southwest Virginia say they are seeing some early success by focusing on another natural resource: the Clinch River. The Clinch, which flows for about 130 miles (209 kilometers) through four mountainous Virginia counties before […]

Teen pleads not guilty in fire at state park

A Connecticut teenager charged with setting fire to a historic theater has pleaded not guilty in connection with a different fire that damaged construction trailers at a state park.

California to ban smoking on state parks, beaches

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will ban smoking on state parks and beaches starting next year under legislation signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The law also bans disposing cigar and cigarette waste at parks and beaches. Violations of the law will be punishable by a fine of up to $25. Newsom, a Democrat, announced Friday […]

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