• coronavirus concerns May 17, 2021 8:35 pm

    Barkhamsted Recreation Area to Remain Closed Amid Staffing Concerns

    A Barkhamsted beach recreation area will remain closed for swimming this summer over staffing concerns due to the pandemic. The Metropolitan District announced that the Lake McDonough beach area needs seasonal lifeguards to oversee swimming. The uncertainty caused by the pandemic paused the process for recruiting, hiring, certification and training of lifeguards that normally would have taken place by this…

  • recreation June 26, 2020 4:37 pm

    MDC Extending Hours at Recreation Areas

    The Metropolitan District announced Friday that it will be extending open hours at the West Hartford Reservoirs and Reservoir #6 in Bloomfield after reducing them back in March due to the coronavirus. The recreation areas have had reduced hours, closing at 4 p.m. Starting Monday, June 29, vehicles will be allowed to enter parking lots until 6 p.m., and visitors…

  • West Hartford May 7, 2020 5:12 pm

    Rockledge, Buena Vista Golf Courses in West Hartford to Reopen

    Rockledge Golf Club and Buena Vista Golf Course will reopen to the public on Sunday, West Hartford officials announced. The Town of West Hartford opted to reopen the courses after seeing unregulated activity. There will be restrictions in place, including social distancing requirements, online tee time registration, credit card only transactions, and single-use carts. Everyone will be required to wear…

  • recreation March 26, 2020 9:00 pm

    Golf Courses Take Measures to Keep Golfers Safe During Coronavirus Pandemic

    A beautiful day in Connecticut brought out a lot of golfers looking for some fresh air and a safe outdoor activity. “I just needed to get out of the house,” said Rich Maiolo from Winchester. “You need to get out on days like today and I’m tired of raking my yard already,” added Joe Koniusheski from Cromwell. “Enough TV...

  • social distancing March 26, 2020 7:09 pm

    DEEP: You Should Only Visit State Parks Alone Or With People In Your Household

    The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is urging trail-goers to take precautions amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Our focus is really on educating people,” explained Katie Dykes, commissioner of the DEEP, at a press conference Thursday. “We know that with good social distancing practices people can enjoy time outside in a way that is safe.” All state parks remain open,…

  • recreation March 26, 2020 8:56 pm

    Golf Courses Taking Precautions

    Many golf courses remain open during the pandemic but are taking steps and precautions to keep golfers safe.

  • social distancing March 26, 2020 7:06 pm

    Social Distancing Still Needed Outdoors

    Connecticut’s state parks remain open but walkers, hikers and runners are still encouraged to maintain proper social distance.

  • recreation March 26, 2020 6:37 pm

    Connecticut Fishing Season Starts Early

    Warm, dry weather over the winter is helping lead to a strong early start to the state’s fishing season.

  • recreation March 25, 2020 6:44 pm

    Looking For Recreation? Governor Says Go Fishing

    One thing many people are craving during the coronavirus restrictions is recreation. There is a lengthy list of activities people can no longer do as they maintain social distance. But Gov. Ned Lamont is allowing one popular outdoor sport to not only continue but to begin early. With an executive order issued Tuesday, Governor Lamont opened Connecticut’s inland water...

  • recreation March 25, 2020 6:36 pm

    Fishing Season Begins With Surprise Opening

    With social distancing rules in effect, anglers across the state are finding ways to enjoy an unexpected start to the state’s fishing season

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