Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails

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.

**CANCELLED!! Thanksgiving Trail Work Party w/ RMF

Where: 
Timberlin Park
When: 
Friday, November 27, 2009 - 9:30am - 4:00pm
Who: 
Ragged Mountain Foundation
Event Info: 

If you have any questions about this event please contact Gary at 860-666-9710 or by email at garyst.amand@cox.net

Getting Down and Dirty: 10/25/2009 CFPA Annual Fall Volunteer Workshop

 A group of 19 excited volunteers congregated in Penwood State Park for this year’s Fall Trail Maintainer Workshop. The leaves were yellow and the weather was perfect! Our focus was to restore and repair approximately 150 ft of stone steps on a 45- degree slope that were built approximately 100 years ago.  Time and weather had made this part of the Metacomet Trail dangerous and virtually impassable.

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