Sky’s The Limit # 12: Ferry Landing State Park

If you want to check on the hikes that I completed so far as part of this challenge, go here.

Prologue: A hiking challenge is going on this year by the Department of State Parks in the state of Connecticut where I live, “Sky’s The Limit”. We have to finish a hike in the chosen 20 Park and Forest locations before December 3rd this year Each location has some specific points of interest that the departments asks us to take pictures of and document them. Most of the Parks and Forests are located in an hours of driving distance, except a few. I decided to take this challenge and hopefully will be able to complete all of them. Here we go!

Next up is Ferry Landing State Park. This is # 12 on the list provided by DEEP. I am not following the order they have listed. I am just going to any hike I can whenever I can from that list. 🙂

This is a tiny State Park along the shoreline of Connecticut River with a boardwalk located in the city of Old Lyme in Connecticut. The entire Boardwalk is just 0.6 miles; do it out and back to get a 1.2 mile loop. This is a perfect place for people who want to do fishing or crabbing.

You can see partial railroad bridge behind me in this pic where I am standing with this small monument representing the docking area for ships.

The Railroad Bridge that is across the Connecticut River has a section that opens up for bigger ships and boats to pass through. We got a chance to see it in action the day we went for the hike.

To make it a longer hike we walked to the beginning of the state park on paved roads, and did the loop three times to get an approx. 5 mile distance. Along the way on the paved road, we came across this building (perhaps a government official or park official building) where it had statues of animals and other curios things – A Black Cow; A Bird House in the middle of the family cemetery; Family of bears climbing a dead tree trunk; Two Horses on the lawn; and a Helicopter in the backyard.

The day I went to the park, the path to the Osprey Platform was closed. But my friend went again later and got a picture of the Osprey Island signage.

And finally me and my dear friend who not only helped me complete this trail as part of the challenge; but also went back to get me one of the picture I needed for the challenge.

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