Sunday, 18 September 2016 10:35
For anybody interested, The Balsa Bandits Club in Torrington is offering free flying to Nutmeg members for the remainder of the year as long as there is a Balsa Bandits member present. Their field is located in Sunnybrook State Park off of Newfield Rd., Torrington. It is approximately 15-20 min further than Thomaston Dam. A Balsa Bandit member needs to be present to open and close the gate.
Another option is to join their club at a reduced cost and no initiation fee for the remainder of the year (you would not need a member present with this option). The cost would be $30 for adults $8 for juniors. You can print an application HERE or contact Bill Flower for one.
Monday, 12 September 2016 14:36
The Army Corp. have locked us out of the Leadmine Brook Rec. Area. No reason given. No warning. Here is the press release of Sept 12.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, announces that Thomaston Dam, Northfield Brook Lake and Black Rock Lake (Thomaston, CT) recreation areas will be closed for the 2016 recreation season on September 12, 2016. Areas will be closed to vehicles, however walk-ins are welcome during daylight hours. In the offseason, the Vista Picnic Area and top of Thomaston and Black Rock Dams will be open until 3:00 pm. Visitors should be cognizant of parking restrictions along public roadways and project access gates, as applicable. The changes mainly affect trailbike riding, the Leadmine Brook model aircraft field, and hunting and snowmobile activities at Thomaston Dam. The Corps has made the changes in order to bring all projects in line with the current designated recreation season at all other Naugatuck River Basin and New England District projects. The parks will re-open for the 2017 recreation season the weekend before the Memorial Day holiday weekend of 2017.
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