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  • CT DEEP's Recreational Trails & Greenways program received a boost from the Governor of sorely-needed bonding to continue investments in recreational trails statewide. Learn more here.
  • CFPA acknowledges we are on the traditional lands of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, the Mohegans, the Eastern Pequot, Schaghticoke, Golden Hill Paugussett, Nipmuc, and Niantic peoples.
  • 39% of DEEP's employees overall and 45% of the Environmental Protection professionals who manage Parks and Forests are likely to retire by July 1, 2022. What is DEEP going to do? Step one is to take care of seasonal workers.
  • Make your mark on Connecticut’s woodlands, become a Master Woodland Manager!
  • Volunteers work on the new Metacomet Turnpike in Farmington.
    Our volunteers were heroes in 2020. Read about their accomplishments throughout a challenging year!
  • A 3.4 mile extension of the Quinnipiac Trail in Prospect has been opened! Get a map & learn more about this project.
  • Photo Credit: Michael Swirzewski
    Looking for a less crowded place to hike? Here are some tips and tricks from CFPA staff to help you find a safe place to get outdoors.
  • “Social distancing” is a prudent way to avoid the spread of a virus, but “social isolation” indoors is a recipe for depression and anxiety, and the best antidote can be a walk in the woods on a Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail.
Connecticut Woodlands, Summer 2021
Read about the healing power of nature, CT's Indigenous trails, active transportation, and more in the newest issue of Connecticut Woodlands!
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Check out our newest self-guided program! Start your first Hike & Seek 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.