Description - The Bureaus of Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resources together accomplish the agency’s outdoor recreation mission by acquiring lands for conservation and recreation purposes, providing public use compatible with long term protection of natural resources base, developing appropriate public facilities, participating in the state’s tourism industry and, providing conservation law enforcement support to protect Connecticut's natural resources to ensure continued recreational and commercial opportunities.
- Connecticut manages 137 parks with a wide variety of hiking trails, lakes and ponds and expansive coastline. connecticut is a wonderful place to experience nature in its parks.
Recreation - The Connecticut system of state parks and forests provide many opportunities to camp, fish, hike, boat, enjoy the shoreline and inland water bodies, or just enjoy a quiet paddle along a river.
Climate - The climate of this state involves a moderate amount of humidity, heat and cold. Summer highs reach 90 degrees F with low temperatures near 65 degrees. Evenings near the water can become cool and light jackets and sweaters are recommended. Winter temperatures average in the mid thirties during the day and in the teens at night. Rarely do temperatures dip to zero, especially in the southern portion of the state, where the water influences the more temperate weather.
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