State Reopens Sunrise Park

(East Haddam, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is announcing the reopening of one of its parks.

Sunrise State Park in East Haddam had been closed for much of the last year as contractors worked to remove dozens of small cabins and other support buildings that made up the former Sunrise Resort.

The 143-acre park has been deemed safe for hiking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, and other recreational activities, DEEP Commissioner Rob Klee said.

Sunrise has a rich history.  It dates back to 1916.

Henry Engle owned a 3-acre property.

It then grew under several owners, finally purchased by the Johnson family in 1986.

The state subsequently purchased the property and now controls 443-acres of land in the area.

Sunrise State Park’s entrance is located on Route 151 and is open daily from 8 a.m. until sunset.

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