Conneticut Notes

Rainfall Measured at Hotchisville


Lakes in Connecticut

  • Bantam - 916 Acres 22.9 feet deep
  • Waramaug - 631 Acres 39.4 feet deep

State Parks to Visit

  • Mianus River State Park, Greenwich & Stamford
  • Sherwood Island State Park, Westport
  • Bigelow Hollow State Park, Union
  • Campbell Falls State Park Reserve, Norfolk
  • Devil's Hopyard State Park, East Haddam
  • Dinosaur State Park, Rocky Hill
  • Gillette Castle State Park, East Haddam
  • Hammonasset Beach State Park, Madison
  • Haystack Mountain State Park, Norfolk
  • Kent Falls State Park, Kent
  • Lovers Leap State Park, New Milford
  • Mount Tom State Park, Litchfield
  • Rocky Neck State Park, East Lyme
  • Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden

Hydrilla in the Connecticut River

Hydrilla (hydrilla verticillata) is an invasive aquatic species that was first identified in the Connecticut River in 2016. Since that time it has been spreading rapidly. I fist heard of this from the NYT.

The Connecticut River Conservancy has more information about the effects of this plant on the river, the fish and its effects of river use by people.

In Connecticut, there is no hope for eradication. Instead, by killing the hydrilla with herbicide and educating boaters, scientists hope to beat back the infestation year after year.

Places to Walk or Explore

Great Mountain Forest

I'd never heard of this place but its not very far away. GMF has 6,000 acres in Norfolk and Falls Village. It is privately managed.

GMF Forestry Office and East Gate
201 Windrow Road
Norfolk, CT 06058