Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails
PARTICIPANTS SHOULD WEAR STURDY SHOES AND WORK GLOVES, BRING WATER AND LUNCH OR A SNACK. LEADERS WILL PROVIDE TOOLS, BUT PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN IF YOU HAVE THEM. ALL PROJECTS TAKE PLACE RAIN OR SHINE UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED; IF UNSURE OF WEATHER, CALL LEADER BEFOREHAND.
Meet at the CFPA Headquarters on Route 66 in Middlefield. The Demonstration Forest Trail is a universal access (handicapped accessible) trail. Yes, it’s April Fools Day, but we will be raking the trail clear of leaves and branches and generally assessing how it held up over the winter. Moderate to heavy rain and/or winds 20+ mph cancel. No rain date. Bring gloves and a lawn rake if you have one. Please dress for 2-3 hours in the outdoors. Leader: Rob Butterworth, 860-526-3210
Dear Trail User:
Dreaming of trails in the middle of winter? Come and join a like-minded group for our Winter Trails Workshop. This workshop is designed for those new to trail work. Subjects will include GPS/GIS, trail tool safety, trail blazing and more. Weather permitting we’ll see theory put into practice on the CFPA’s Demonstration Forest Trail at lunch time. Participants should bring their lunch and appropriate clothing for the lunchtime activity. Coffee, donuts, and lunchtime beverages provided.
This workshop is FREE and open to all, but CFPA volunteers will have preference. Seating is limited so pre-registration is required. To register, contact CFPA at 860-346-2372 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information, contact workshop leader Rob Butterworth at 860-526-3210. Bad weather cancels workshop, no snow date.
It 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.