The Sky’s the Limit Hiking Challenge is a program put on annually by the DEEP since 2015. Each year DEEP staff pick 14 locations around the state to explore some element of the park. To participate, hikers must take photos of at least 2 designated locations within each park and submit them before the deadline.
Hiking and photographing 10 of the chosen parks will earn a medallion or lapel pin and certificate. Completing all 14 puts you in a drawing to win one of 50 hand-carved hiking staffs announced on January 1st of the following year.
I have participated each year, but visited only a handful every time. 2019 was my first year completing the challenge and I made a movie documenting it.
Photo Locations (5): Photo of How Well Do you Know Boating kiosk, photo of railroad bridge, photo of Blue Crab Regulations sign, photo of osprey platform Interpretive signage with island/osprey platform in background; and photo of the CT River from anywhere along the timber walkway or timber boardwalk