Gil on the Go: Harbor Park in Middletown


This May, Chief Meteorologist Gil Simmons is traveling around Connecticut for Gil on the Go!

On Friday, May 14, Gil was at Harbor Park in Middletown, right next to the Connecticut River!

The park has a boardwalk with places to sit and watch the boats go by. Chances are, one of those boats could be from RiverQuest. Captain Mark was with Gil to discuss the eco-tours they host on the Connecticut River.

Officer Jay Bodell and & 22-month-old K-9 Bear visited the park too. Bear is trained as a service dog to help the Middletown community. It’s his first week on the job, so Bear is excited to get to know everyone in the ‘Forest City’!

The Middletown Mayor Ben Florsheim also visited to say hello to Gil and tell him about the goings-on in the city.

The Arrigoni Bridge, the steel arch bridge nearby, carries Route 66 and Route 17 across the Connecticut River, connecting Middletown to Portland.

News 8 Anchor Laura Hutchinson visited one of Middletown’s local businesses: Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill. They are “Back in Business,” and you can find out more about Laura’s visit here.

Where will Gil be next Friday? He will be in Manchester!

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