What to do in Dinosaur State Park

*This information was provided by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection*

The Connecticut Valley has a long history of fossil track discoveries. Outstanding specimens uncovered in 19th century brownstone quarries found their way into museums throughout the world. A new chapter in the history of such discoveries was written in 1966 when hundreds of tracks were exposed in Rocky Hill. This remarkable site became Dinosaur State Park.

Dinosaur State Park provides ample opportunity for learning in its facilities such as their arboretum, nice picnic facilities, an exhibit center, and an outdoor dinosaur track casting facility.

Recreation
Dinosaur State Park offers hiking on nature trails as well as educational dinoraur activities.

Location
Exit 23 off I-91 in Rocky Hill. Follow parks signs east on West Street for approximately 1 mile. The park is directly off West Street. Watch for signs and a large geodesic dome.

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.

Address
400 West Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Phone: 860-529-8423

Email: dep.stateparks@po.state.ct.us
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