A member-based nonprofit. Connecting people to the land since 1895.
  • Happy Bobolink at Auerfarm State Park
    23 State Parks have "Friends of ..." groups that support their Parks in many ways. CFPA is working with community leaders and interested citizens to form a Friends Group for Auerfarm State Park, CT's newest State Park.
  • 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.
  • You and CFPA overlap to create trails Venn Diagram
    The Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails need your support! Keep trails fun, healthy, funded properly, and thriving. Give a gift to the trails today!
  • Hiking is a favorite hobby and pastime, but it is also incredibly good for your health. American Hiking Society (AHS) has recently released a fantastic report on the benefits of hiking and health. Learn more here.
  • Thousands of people got outside on June 4th & 5th to participate in events celebrating Trails Day 2016!
  • Lily and Clara Fleming donate their savings in support of Connecticut conservation
    Last year, at age 4, Lily Fleming emptied the contents of her "Give" jar for CFPA. This year she brought along her 2 year-old sister, Clara, to do the same. These little ladies have BIG hearts for Connecticut conservation!
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.
Run for the Woods September 10th, Sign Up today!
It's time to take to the trails and Run for the WOODs! Sign up for a 5K or 10K trail run or a 5K walk to raise funds for the organization that maintains and protects the Blue Trails. Support CFPA. Sign up NOW!
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.