Summer time is here and outdoor activities are the main focus for many people. Camping, fishing, hiking, biking, boating, picnics, sports games, or any fun activity that happens outside the comforts of your abode are out there and available for you to take advantage of.

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There are no shortages of lakes, parks, hiking trails, bike trails, golf courses, and so on all over our part of Connecticut. With most COVID restrictions lifted, almost everything is back and in full service for residents to utilize and enjoy to the fullest. We are highlighting a few of what is out there and available in the Greater Danbury area, and there is a lot.

Facebook/Housatonic Meadows State Park
Facebook/Housatonic Meadows State Park
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In this article, we are going to take a look at Squantz Pond State Park, Cadigan Park, Candlewood Lake Park, Old Bridge Sanctuary, Williams Park, Candlewood Town Park, Kettletown State Park, Surges Park, Lake Waramaug State Park, Webb Mountain Park, Cozy Hills Campground, Point Folly, Macedonia Brook State Park, Black Rock State Park, Branch Brook Campground, and Housatonic Meadows State Park. From fishing to water skiing to camping and hiking, all of these places will no doubt help satisfy your cravings for those activities and more.

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This, by far, is not a complete listing of all that is available out there and, of course, please be aware and follow any posted rules, regulations, and any possible fees that may be assessed at any of the places you visit. I am new to the Connecticut/New York area and it's nice to have so much available that is so close, and after just a short time living here, I now know for sure just how barren Kansas really is.

Greater Danbury Campgrounds For Hiking, Biking, Fishing, Camping, All Outdoor Activities

A highlight of places in the Greater Danbury area perfect for you and your family to take advantage of outdoor activities.

Vintage Video Reveals Robust Connecticut Industry of the 1960's

I found a really cool vintage travel film from the Connecticut Development Commission, it was shot in the early 1960's Connecticut and focuses on our state's incredible industrial past. Many of the vintage overhead and land-based shots are of places that our parents and grandparents worked. Here are a few that I thought were great.

A Close-Up Look at Candlewood Lakes' Pine Island