PICTURES: Sunrise Resort, Then And Now
Formerly known as the Elm Camp, Ted Hilton's Hideaway, Frank Davis Resort and finally Sunrise Resort, the area provided nearly a century of fun for those who spent their summers there. A new chapter of that storied history began Tuesday when the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection officially re-opened the East Haddam park after spending a year removing more than 80 buildings - from cabins to kitchens to dance halls - along with a giant pool, tons of kitchen supplies, ping pong tables, bedding and furniture.
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Jonathan Lieberman, of East Haddam, walks down to the Salmon River at Sunrise State Park Tuesday. The state bought the former Sunrise Resort property, a 143-acre parcel, in 2009, and has opened it to the public for recreational use. Lieberman visits the park often with his dog, Ollie (off camera.)