You live in Brookfield, there is no chance you would run into a bear, right? Wrong.
In 2017 there were around 80 Black Bear sightings in the town of Brookfield alone. For the state of CT the total was in the 6000 range. While this may not seem like a lot, it doesn’t change the fact that this chance encounter could happen. An encounter with a bear can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. Here is some information on the Black Bear and what to do if you happen to encounter one.
Black Bears are native to the area, and have been increasing in numbers recently. These bears are omnivorous, meaning that they could destroy your vegetable garden and follow that stunt up with gobbling up your annoying wife. Big loss there right? While they tend to keep to themselves, they can get drawn to humans especially when food is left out.
To prevent bears from gathering around your home or campsite take heed of the following tips:
Please report any run-ins to DEEP, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (860-424-3333). The dispatch is available 24hrs and is able to provide advice on your situation.
More Info on Bear Sightings in Brookfield
The Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company is one of the two Fire departments in Brookfield (the other one being The Candlewood Company). As the name suggests, it is 100% run by volunteers. This fire department started out with around 20 members in 1934, and has since grown to 80 volunteer members.
Its main facility is located on Pocono Road. This state of the art facility was built in 1991 thus replacing the old headquarters in Brookfield Center as well as Station A on Federal road. This facility is complete with 14 docking stations, a classroom, a kitchen, a training space, offices and living quarters. When its firefighters aren’t out on a job, they are usually doing training or maintaining their equipment and vehicles. The Candlewood Company is located in the Candlewood Shores community on Baywood Dr. While it works in conjunction with the Fire Company for most of its jobs, it is the first response for emergencies on the lake.
In addition to taking care of fires and assisting with ambulatory services, the Volunteer Fire Company hosts and helps out with numerous community events such as:
Learn More About Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company
Staying in Shape in Brookfield:
Let’s face it, it can be hard to stay motivated to get in shape especially in the colder parts of the year. Luckily here in Brookfield you can’t use the “there’s nothing to do” excuse.
Brookfield offers a rich selection of activities ranging from gyms, studios, and locations that can help you stay active throughout the year. For a more extensive list of stores and centers feel free to contact the town of Brookfield.
Gyms: These are the easiest go-to options for staying in shape. These all vary in membership and amenities, so check them out if you haven’t done so already.
Studios: If you are looking for more specialized classes such as dancing, yoga or Pilates, give these locations a try.
1. YMCA: 2 Huckleberry Hill Rd: (203) 885-0348 – Some of the classes offered include: Spinning, volleyball, aquatic fitness, yoga, and Tabata.
2. The Dive Shop Aquatic Center: 439 Federal Rd: (203) 740-9166 – In addition to having a large pool, the aquatic center has classes for: aquatic aerobics and swimming
3. Fitness Revolution: Spin and Pilates: 4 Sand Cut Rd: (203) 740-0282 – This center focuses solely on Pilates and Spinning classes.
4. Brookfield Performing Arts Classes: 994 Federal Road: 203.775.6300 – With a selection of dance classes, this center is a hit for all ages. The classes include: tap, jazz, contemporary, ballet and hip hop.
5. Arya Fitness Studio: 483 Federal Rd: (860) 960-3535 – For a more sensual twist on fitness, come to Arya Fitness Studio. Their classes include: yoga, pole dancing and aerial ropes.
Stores: Check out these stores to gear up for your gym time or your next outdoor adventure
1. Woodbridge Running Co: 632 Federal Rd: (203) 775-1065 – This little store is geared towards those with a passion for running. With a knowledgeable staff, and quality inventory, this shop can meet all your running needs.
2. The Bicycle Center; 612 Federal Rd: (203) 775-7083 – Service, parts, gear, bikes and advice; this shop has it all.
The Great Outdoors: At the end of the day, nothing beats going outside and having some old fashioned fun. There is a great selection of roads, trails, lakes and other ventures to stay active with.
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