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  • Ice Climbing in Connecticut?
    A Beginner’s Try At Ice Climbing In Southern New England By PATRICK SKAHILL / Connecticut Public Radio Each winter, area climbers are drawn to spots like the Catskills in New York or the White Mountains in New Hampshire. But there are pockets of good ice in southern New England, too…more           […]
  • PBS NewsHour: Why doctors are increasingly prescribing nature
    PBS NewsHour: Why doctors are increasingly prescribing nature As rates of chronic diseases among children have skyrocketed in the past few decades, pediatricians have increasingly looked for solutions beyond the traditional. Sometimes, that means prescribing time outdoors.

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What is this box?

counter on trail

Perhaps you've noticed a mysterious grey box with a CT Trail Census decal that has been installed along your trail. The grey electrical junction box houses a Trafx infrared (IR) pedestrian counter that is recording the number of trail users passing it. The counter can sense the temperature differential between warm bodies and the ambient air temperature. Every time a trail user passes the counter, the counter records it, enabling project staff to gauge trail use.