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  • Gillette Castle State Park
    CFPA asks General Assembly and Governor to protect Public Lands and save State Parks and Campgrounds from being closed. Read on to learn more about CFPA's 2017 Conservation Agenda.
  • Freedom of Speech - Normal Rockwell
    More than 125 organizations have joined forces to ask the CT General Assembly to pass a Resolution (for a 2nd time) in 2017 which would place a proposal on the ballot to amend the CT constitution to protect your public lands.
  • John Hibbard continues his amazing legacy of conservation by donating his family's 100+ acre forest in Woodstock to CFPA. Read on and watch the video to learn more!
  • The restoration of an old apple orchard, a new forest management plan, and the creation of a family campsite are all projects Brian Krett, a Coverts Cooperator from the 2016 cohort, has been tackling since completing the seminar.
  • 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!
  • 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!
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Folks Enjoying the Tree Walk at Cedar Hill
Attention Connecticut Trails Day event leaders! It's time to register your event. Submissions received by March 15, 2017 will be included in the 2017 CT Trails Day printed directory. Register here today.
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.