A member-based nonprofit. Connecting people to the land since 1895.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Harkness Memorial SP
    The 2016 and 2017 budget cuts are hurting your State Parks. See the video of CT DEEP Commissioner Robert Klee presenting the impacts to State Legislators.
  • Chauncey Peak, Mattabesset Trail, Meriden
    Every year I'm asked "So where are the best places to view the foliage?" Well, it's a matter of opinion. Here are 7 that would certainly make the grade!
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.
Linda Cunningham
Linda Cunningham found a way to generously support CFPA and receive a personal tax break at the same time...Double Bonus! Could you and your Connecticut landscape benefit in the same way? Discover her strategy...
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.