Make no mistake this is a wonderful stretch of spring weather. A great time to get out and visit one of Connecticut’s many State Parks. The visit is free until Memorial Day after that, bring your wallet and don’t be surprised by illogical signs, after all you are visiting a government run site. Take for example Bigelow Hollow State Park the sign tell us fees are collected on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day until Labor Day. Connecticut vehicle drivers pay $9.00 and non-residents pay $15 BUT if you arrive after 4:00m there are discounts fees. The Connecticut car will receive a 44.5% discount while the out of state vehicle will be rewarded with a 60% discount.
That’s right our government and elected Representatives see fit to reward the non-tax paying visitor with a larger discount than the overburdened taxpayer already supporting the parks with their tax money. Where is the logic, where is the fairness?
In any event a visit to Bigelow Hollow is worth the money and the time if you crave a rustic natural environment. The pictures below will provide a brief glimpse of Bigelow Hollow.