HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s state parks with access to lakes and Long Island Sound quickly filled up as visitors tried to beat the heat and humidity.
Cyndy Chanaca, a spokeswoman for the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, said Thursday that parking lots were filling to capacity at Hammonasset State Park in Madison and Rocky Neck State Park in Old Lyme, the two major public areas on Long Island Sound.
Motorists also were flocking on Independence Day to many other parks that offer swimming at lakes. Visitors were claiming every available parking space.
Chanaca says motorists are lining up, waiting for spaces to become open as other motorist leave.
Temperatures on Thursday climbed to the low 90s with high humidity adding to sweltering conditions.