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CFPA Ramble: In the Tracks of Dinosaurs

When: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Where: 
Dinosaur State Park
400 West Street
Rocky Hill, Connecticut 06067
Event Type: 
Outdoor Recreation
Audience: 
All are welcome
Event Description: 

Connecticut is home to one of the largest dinosaur track sites at the Dinosaur State Park. Join us in this unique park for this CFPA Ramble. The park hosts a swamp, an upland forest, an old lava bed, and an area that was once farmed but is now returning to forest. Enjoy interpretive signs along the trail that point out interesting features of the area. We will experience a variety of plants and a likely a few animals.  Parking and the hike itself are free. After the hike, participants who want to add a visit to the park's museum to experience the fossils and learn more about the history will be charged an admission fee to the building.

This will be a 1.5-mile hike suitable for families, seniors, and out-of-shape hikers, as well as those who spend a lot of time in the woods. Most of the terrain is flat or gently sloped, but there are rocks on the trail, so sturdy sneakers or boots are recommended. No dogs, please. 

Please come prepared with insect repellent, sunscreen, water, and any needed medication (including an EpiPen, if used).

Betty Catelli is a trained CFPA Ramble Guide. 

Parking Information: 
We will meet in the Dinosaur State Park parking area
Inclement Weather: 
Heavy rain will postpone to July 27th; Contact the Ramble Guide below to confirm
Registration Fee: 
FREE
RSVP Requirement: 
RSVP recommended
For Questions, Contact: 
Betty Catelli, CFPA Ramble Guide
860-828-5978

This free event is sponsored by the CFPA Rambles program of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA). 

As a program of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association, CFPA Rambles are intended to bring people, fun, and the outdoors together. Led by trained CFPA Ramble Guides, these FREE, engaging outings are offered on trails around the state every month throughout the year. Each CFPA Ramble is designed to show the people of Connecticut how easy and enjoyable a ramble can be and to feature the many different outdoor opportunities our state has to offer.

To prepare for a safe and enjoyable CFPA Ramble:

  1. Be ready to begin the Ramble at the scheduled start time;
  2. Bring water, snack, and your excitement;
  3. Leave pets at home (unless otherwise noted);
  4. Wear sturdy shoes; and
  5. Kids, please remember to bring your parents or caregivers.