“Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.” ― Kellie Elmore
Sunny beaches. State Parks. Bike trails. Amusement parks. Waterfalls and rivers. What’s not to love about Connecticut in the summer?
- Visit Dinosaur State Park for a day with the family or enjoy a Sounds of Summer Concert in East Hartford.
- Take a hike on the beautiful Still River Greenway or the Chauncey Peak Trail
- Connecticut does beaches from Ocean Beach Park to Jennings Beach and more. If you are in the mood for quiet beauty, discover the serenity of Sasco Beach.
- Take a cruise from the harbor in New London or ride the carousel at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven.
- The kids and the kid in you will enjoy the Pez Visitor Center or a wild ride at Lake Compounce Family Theme Park.
Enjoy your fun and stay safe. Remember the basics.
- Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate – Hydration is always essential, but summer heat demands we pay even more attention to our bodies –after all, it’s made up of more than 60% water. Drinking sufficient water helps regulate your temperature, keep your joints lubricated for those awesome hikes, and get this –it can even help our moods.
- Be liberal with the sunscreen – Nobody enjoys a bad case of sunburn, but there’s much more to it. Regardless of whether you burn easily or not, UVB exposure causes damage. Sunscreen can help prevent heat exhaustion or heat stroke and ultimately cancer.
- Pay attention – Be aware of bike riders on the streets and roads. Keep your eyes on children – especially near the water. Watch for symptoms of overheating.
- Be careful with food – Keeping cold foods cold and hot foods hot will prevent a host of food-borne illnesses.
And at the end of a perfect of fun, enjoy a recipe from one of Connecticut’s own. https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/chili-rubbed-steak-bread-salad/