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First Day Hike


Description: Celebrate the start of a new year with fresh air and exercise at Gillette Castle State Park. The Friends of Gillette Castle State Park are pleased to offer all visitors hot cider and trail maps that explain the many historic features that dot the grounds. Visitors who pre-register at can also participate in guided hikes of the route followed by William Gillette's narrow-gauge train system. The guided hikes are scheduled to occur between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The hikes are each approximately an hour long, and they cover gentle and flat trails that have some brief climbs. Guided hikes will be limited to 20 visitors each, and REQUIRE advance registration at Sturdy shoes and warm clothing are recommended. 
Date: 1/1/2023
Time:10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 
Location:Gillette Castle State Park
 67 River Road
 East Haddam, CT
Accessibility:For information contact
Sponsor:Friends of CT State Parks and Forests
Contact:Lynn Wilkinson
Details:There will be a special appearance by William and Helen Gillette at 11:30 a.m.
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