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  • On Election Day (11/6), Question 2 received amazing support from Connecticut voters to provide new protections for your public lands. Learn more here.
  • We have 9 hikes scheduled so far with more in the works. Get out and enjoy the Fall hiking season on the NET with guided hikes in scenic places.
  • The team worked from June through mid-August tackling trail projects across the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System. Learn more about them and their work with CFPA.
  • Heublein Tower aerial
    On November 6th, Question 2 on the ballot would protect public lands in the state constitution. CFPA urges you to vote "Yes!" and to let others know why this is so important to support.
  • Life too busy to commit to a long-term volunteer position? Well, there are lots of ways to lend a hand and most don't require anything more than your participation.
  • Views on the CT River at Hubbard Brook Preserve
    Come explore CFPA's lesser known Scovill Loop Trails on the protected Hubbard Brook Preserve. The views will keep you coming back!
  • What a great weekend we had! The weather was good for the most part and, as the photo shows, everyone had a great big time. See the rest of the photos here.
  • Learn more about CFPA's volunteer Rock Stars and the AWESOME work they do on our trail system. You can join the crew too if you can rock steady!
After a unanimous vote in the Senate, SJ 35 passed the House on the last day of session and now will appear on the November 6th statewide ballot as Question #2 to amend the state constitution to better protect public lands. Yes!
A CFPA volunteer marks a trail closure in Kettletown State Park.
Why should you support the Annual Fund? Read more about how YOU protect trails.
Start planning your next hiking adventure today
This online tool makes hike planning for the Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System a snap. Locate trailhead parking and check out the latest trail notices here.