At The Dyrt, we share camping tips from our community of campers and campgrounds. With so many campers staying home, we continue to share this info so you can plan future camping trips across the U.S.

It’s day 2 of our 40-day #GetOutAndGO Giveaway, featuring a gear prize from Leatherman and the $10,000 grand prize GO Camper from SylvanSport.

The SylvanSport GO is a utility trailer/toy hauler/camping trailer…all-in-one. Hailed as the “Coolest. Camper. Ever.” by National Geographic Adventure, the GO is lightweight, easy to manage and able to be towed by almost any vehicle. Enter to win here.

Hiking East Rock Park in New Haven, CT

New Haven is a city of 130,000+ people, and in a city of that size it can be hard to feel connected to nature. And even if you’re not in the heart of the city, it can be hard to find the time to get out into nature.

That’s the whole mission behind the #GetOutAndGO campaign: to highlight the fact that nature is closer than we think, and to help people get outdoors across the country.

Today, we’re in awe of East Rock Park. Roughly 4 miles from downtown New Haven, this park is a dollop of rugged nature amid a highly cultivated city landscape. The result: incredible views, and an even more incredible sense of refreshment after hiking its trails.





East Rock Park reminds us to seek simple excursions in our daily lives, to do big things, and to surround ourselves with beauty as much as possible.

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Grateful for these crisp autumn days

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Leatherman Celebrates East Rock Park, Gives Away $100

To commemorate East Rock Park, Leatherman is giving away $100 on Facebook. Just comment on their post at the #GetOutAndGO home page to enter.

If you live in New Haven or nearby, or if you’re thinking of planning a trip soon, here are some other activities you can get in on while in the area. In the meantime, check out this amateur drone flyover of New Haven. It truly is a beautiful city rich in outdoor opportunities.

Beyond New Haven, Connecticut has a lot to offer. For instance, just outside New Haven is the 500-acre Brooksvale Park and Nature Trail, complete with a domestic animal backyard (sheep! And other animals, too). For more hiking and biking options in the greater New Haven area go here, and for more activities in Connecticut at large, check out the Do section of CTvisit.com here.

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    Ryan Fliss

    Ryan leads Growth at The Dyrt. With over 10 years writing and digital community building experience, and even more experience in the outdoors, he is excited about The Dyrt's early trajectory. Ryan, like most people, is an onion (figuratively speaking), and finds byline bios reductive, though useful. He is writing this himself in the third person, and—to him—it feels strange.