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  • CFPA Frog Friday Field Forest
    Come explore CFPA's must -see woodland in Durham this spring. It will not disappoint!
  • NET emblem at Sen. Murphy's Office
    When the National Trails System Act was enacted in 1968, a movement to protect and celebrate the nation's greatest trails was energized. But the story obviously doesn't end there, and there is so much more to do.
  • CT DEEP has announced that all state campgrounds will be open for the 2018 season (including those that were previously closed by budget cuts). The campgrounds fill up fast, so make your plans and reservations ASAP!
  • Maybe Money Does Grow on Trees?
    If "it's the right thing to do" isn't enough of a reason for you, your town, or your state to protect forests, parks, and trails; here are some reports on how protection benefits Connecticut's economy.
  • Hiker on a Blue Blazed Trail
    CT DEEP has just released its State Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) for 2017-2022, and walking is the top activity enjoyed statewide (again). To learn more about what is in this important report, read on.
  • Every year since 1897, CFPA has laid out its legislative and policy recommendations for the CT General Assembly. Read this story to get an overview of our 2018 recommendations with links to additional information.
  • Ever wonder what it would be like to work in the woods and on hiking trails for the summer? Well here's your chance to dive into the experience!
  • IT'S BACK!!! This family-friendly event is free and open to the public on Saturday, May 12th. Details are still being finalized, but save the date.
The 20th Edition Connecticut Walk Book is a comprehensive guide to the Blue Blaze Hiking trails, including detailed, full-color maps, mileage/destination tables, and a lay-flat design for ease of use.
Folks Enjoying the Tree Walk at Cedar Hill
Registration for Connecticut's 2018 Trails Day celebration is open! Register your event today.
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.