A member-based nonprofit. Connecting people to the land since 1895.
  • Colliers with a charcoal mound
    Did you know that CT had a booming charcoal industry in the 19th century? Can you spot the signs of old charcoal mounds in the woods throughout CT? If this topic intrigues you, read on to learn more!
  • CT Trail Runner Receive Award for Volunteer Service. Photo Credit: Eric Hammerling
    Every year CFPA honors the many volunteers who dedicate their time and knowledge to supporting our programs. Read more about the group of award winners we celebrated at the 2016 Annual Volunteer Dinner!
  • Vultures at State Park swimming area
    Budget cuts to your State Parks in 2016 have been devastating and more are expected ... but new approaches to raising revenues for the State Parks have been proposed.
  • With the help of great partners, volunteers, the SCA crew, and CFPA staff, a notorious "butt slide" on the New England Trail will soon be a thing of the past!
  • Each year an "Artist in Residence" is selected to present their impressions of the New England National Scenic Trail (NET). For the first time, a poet has been selected to literally "spread the word" about the NET.
  • WNPR Interview on CFPA's Field Forest in Durham
    WNPR recently featured CFPA's Field Forest Timber Harvest in a short piece on the radio and online. Read on to find out more.
Clara and Lily holding their "Give" jars full of donations for CFPA.
Your trails, forests, and parks need your continued support to survive! Share the contents of your "Give jar" with CFPA like Lily and Clara. Give to protect Connecticut's lands and trails today and the future!
Start planning your next hiking adventure today
This online tool makes hike planning for the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System a snap. Locate trailhead parking and check out the latest trail notices here.
CFPA Protected Properties Map
Our interactive map lets you explore our property locations & our land profiles share the story behind our protected properties including basic information like property size & public access status. Come in & explore.