Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails

Discover the New England Trail

New England TrailIt just got easier to find the New England Trail (NET). Thanks to CFPA, the NET now has an interactive map, which outlines the trail's basic route.

Connecticut Trails Day 2010 Celebration

Where: 
Throughout Connecticut
When: 
Saturday, June 5, 2010 (All day) - Sunday, June 6, 2010 (All day)
Who: 
All are welcome
Event Info: 

Dust off your favorite hiking shoes and grab your water bottle. This year's celebration will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 5 and 6, as part of National Trails Day. The theme is "Find Your Happy Place," which shouldn't be hard to do considering more than 160 Trails Day events are scheduled in 88 towns across Connecticut. Don't miss this opportunity to discover new places and experience the outdoors with family, friends, and neighbors. Follow the link below to find an event that is just right for you.

Directions: 

Visit www.ctwoodlands.org/CT-TrailsDay2010 to view the full event listings.

2010 Spring Trail Workshop

Where: 
Bicentennial Park, Berlin
When: 
Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
Who: 
CFPA
Event Info: 

Join Connecticut Forest & Park Association for our annual trail maintainer spring workshop. The workshop will be held in Berlin, CT at Bicentennial Park at the end of Winesap Rd.

Learn the basics of hiking trail design and maintenance while working side-by-side with seasoned trail volunteers. Projects will include two-log bridge building, water bar and check dam construction, boardwalk construction, trail building, brushing, blazing, and safe tool usage. We will also construct a 30’ bridge using utility poles.

Everyone is welcome. Please bring water, lunch, work gloves and dress appropriately for outdoor work. Tools will be provided.

Rain date is Sunday, April 25th. To register, call CFPA at 860-346-2372 or email info@ctwoodlands.org. For further information contact workshop leader Bob Nodine by calling 860-621-5849 or email bobbnod@yahoo.com

Directions: 

From Route 71 (Chamberlain Hwy) take Norton Rd. to Winesap Rd. (short distance, first right) and follow to the end at Bicentennial Park 0.3 mi.. Norton Rd. is about 2.5 miles south from Rte. 372 (on Rte. 71A which turns into Rte.71 East, go through blinking light) and about 3.9 miles north from the north entrance of the Westfield Mall in Meriden.

Northern Tunxis Trail Work Parties for Nov. and Dec. 2009

Where: 
Barkhamsted
When: 
Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 9:00am - Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 9:00am
Event Info: 

Several dates are scheduled, see Events Calendar for actual dates. These work parties are tentatively planned depending on weather conditions.

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