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  • Karl Wagener, CEQ
    The CT Council on Environmental Quality is our most important environmental watchdog state agency. Please contact your Legislators and ask them to save the CEQ!
  • Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr. answers questions during a press conference
    If you asked your Legislators to support a constitutional amendment to better protect public lands, thank you very much! You did it!
  • Thank You 2015 Supporters Newsletter Image
    You and CFPA had many successes in 2015. Check out a listing of your accomplishments and download this year's Donor Newsletter and Donor listing!
  • CFPA is hard at work advocating for our State Parks & Forests
    CFPA has been working hard at the State Capitol to let our legislators know what needs to be done to protect our parks and forests.
  • Art Byram poses at the start of the Shenipsit Trail. Photo Credit: Scott Livingston
    The Blue Trails are important to trail runner Art Byram. By donating a dollar for each mile of his favorite trail, Art's helping to protect and maintain the Blue Trails for today and the future.
  • Pond on Glenney Property in Lisbon.
    The Glenney family is a special family whose generosity has protected over 400 acres in Lisbon. To learn more about the family and their most recent donation, read on.
  • Blue-Blaze Hiking Trails
    Hartford, CT -- On Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, Governor Malloy convened the State Bond Commission to invest $7 million in grants to rejuvenate the state’s recreational trails.
CT Trails Weekend participants enjoy bird watching
The 2016 Connecticut Trails Day online directory is here! With over 200 events statewide, and activities from hiking to paddling, we're sure there's something for you.
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.
New England Trail - National Scenic Trail
CFPA manages the New England Trail (NET) in Connecticut. Select here to learn about this 215-mile National Scenic Trail.