The Path to Health and Happiness™
An Initiative of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association
The goal of WalkCT is to foster a state where sidewalks meet trails, where cities are linked to towns, and no resident is further than 15 minutes away from a great walk. That is why we've created an online resource where you can find information on Connecticut trails and pathways. Finding your stride is easy at www.walkct.org.
Register Walking Locations
If you have trails or walking routes that you would like feature on our website, please register them at WalkCT.org. This free service will make it easier for Connecticut residents and visitors to locate the many great walking opportunities that exist throughout the state.
Did you know that walkers spend about 50% more than people using any other mode of transportation? Or that active recreation is one of the hottest things in tourism these days? Or that walkable communities have higher real estate values and lower levels of obesity and diabetes than communities that are car-dependant? Fortunately, CFPA’s WalkCT initiative is dedicated to make walking a regular part of Connecticut’s culture.
For tips on community walkability, check out the WalkCT Toolkit entitled Building a Healthy Connecticut: A Guide to Walkable Communities. Designed for municipal officials, conservation groups, and walking advocates, this rescource is chock full of information about coalition-building, funding, on-the-ground logistics, case studies, and related resources, this handy reference was compiled to help improve walking rates in your community for health, economic development, and environmental sustainability.
To download your copy of the WalkCT Toolkit and assist your community down the path of walkability, click here.
Looking for the WalkCT Family Rambles?
They're on the move. The WalkCT Family Rambles program is moving to a new, expanded Connecticut Forest & Park Association program called the CFPA Rambles. The offerings will be for more than just families. Special outings for audiences such as seniors, history buffs, and advanced hikers will be added to the mix. While we make the transition, Ramble postings will still be found at www.walkct.org/rambles. However, be sure to bookmark this webpage www.ctwoodlands.org/events, as this will be the home of all CFPA Rambles along with other CFPA event offerings in 2015.