By Joseph Leary, published by Friends of Connecticut State Parks, Inc. in 2004. Richly illustrated in four-color with maps and photographs, this 240-page guide offers an intimate look at Connecticut’s public lands and tells you everything you need to know about where to go if you love to hike, bike, camp, fish, swim, hunt, watch birds, learn about ecology, or cross-country ski.
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~Members save $5!~ This classic guide provides a comprehensive guide to hiking covering the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails from central CT (including the Metacomet and Mattabesett Trails) the the east. Published by CFPA, this is the 19th edition of the guidebook that was first released more than 75 years ago.
Includes detailed two-color topographic maps that are crisp, clear, and easy to read. Complete trail descriptions accompany the maps.
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No longer available, out of print.
By George McLean Milne, published as this hard bound edition by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association in 1995. A fascinating history, not so much of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association as it is of the dedicated men and women who have cared about Connecticut’s forests and fields, hills, valleys, and parklands. Scattered through these pages are inspiring accounts of courageous struggles to protect the rich and varied natural environment of the state.
With foreword by Ed Richardson - Since 1929, through at least six revisions or reprints, this little back-pocket booklet has been the tree guide of choice for those beginning the fascinating subject of tree identification. It was my primer in the 1950’s, when I got a copy from the late Archie Hurford, then Secretary and Forester of CFPA. It has stood me in good stead ever since, and has invited me to look more deeply into the world of trees.
This attractive 4" x 6" blue oval car sticker is a product of CFPA's Trails Committee designed to show your commitment to hiking and CFPA. Stickers are being sold for $3 each. Proceeds will benefit our ongoing work on the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails. These blue ovals should remind you of the trail signs posted where our Blue-Blazed trails cross state highways.
NEW CFPA Logo Baseball Style Cap - Two-toned low-profile 100% cotton baseball cap with KHAKI CROWN, BLUE/GRAY BILL, embroidered logo. Adjustable strap. Allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery.
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This two-map set is the indispensable day-hiker’s companion to the entire 215-mile-long New England National Scenic Trail. Following portions of the Metacomet, Mattabesett, and Menunkatuck Trails, the New England Trail, extends up the center of Connecticut and Massachusetts, from Long Island Sound to the New Hampshire border.
The map and guide pairs individual Connecticut and Massachusetts topographical trail maps with relevant information such as safety tips, Leave No Trace, natural history, and more. Twenty suggested hikes include Ragged Mountain Preserve, Bluff Head, and Seven Falls in Connecticut, and Mount Tom, Royalston Falls, and Erving Ledges-Hermit Mountain in Massachusetts.
A collaboration between the trail’s maintainers — the Connecticut Forest & Park Association and the Appalachian Mountain Club — in conjunction with the National Park Service, this map and guide is the ultimate resource for anyone seeking to day hike or thru hike this stunningly beautiful National Scenic Trail.
Limited edition reproduction.
Seasons of Connecticut, by Diane Smith, is a full color, season by season celebration of the Nutmeg state. Diane presents more than s ixty vignettes - inspiring, warm, funny, and sometimes downright strange - that will make you feel good about living in Connecticut, or make you want to visit.
By Christine Woodside. Lyons Press, 2006. A book for ordinary Americans who want to move away from fossil fuels. Learn about the most viable and affordable alternatives such as solar panels, wood, hydroelectric, hybrid cars, and more. (Read the back cover here - 1.1 MB image)
Edited by Charles H. W. Foster. Many partners have been involved over the last decade in developing an archive of materials documenting the evolution of land conservation in the six New England states. Coordinated by Charles H. W. Foster, this book is the culmination of efforts by volunteer citizens and officials in state, federal, and nonprofit agencies who were dedicated to telling the story of how they and their predecessors worked to protect the New England landscape through a century of civic participation.