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Sleeping Giant State Park To Reopen Friday

Bob P.B.
Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden, Conn.

One of Connecticut’s most iconic state parks reopens Friday, more than a year after it was rocked by heavy storms.

Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden was hit by high winds and tornadoes that blew through the state in May 2018.

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection removed thousands of damaged trees since then. Work on the park’s main trail, called the Tower Trail, was completed this week.

The restoration cost about $735,000. The state says about two-thirds of that will be reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.