A member-based nonprofit. Connecting people to the land since 1895.
  • Salamander larvae and egg
    First, beginning in March, come the fairy shrimp...
  • After several nor'easters earlier this year and a few tornado touchdowns on Tuesday (5/15), DEEP is encouraging visitors to stay away from the few Parks that are still closed for repairs. Read DEEP's press release here.
  • 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 a question to amend the state constitution to better protect public lands. Yes!
  • CFPA was the designated beneficiary for the weekend event and we want to thank REI for generating $13,500 to protect trails and support advocacy efforts!
  • Hanging Hills Brewing Company is a great new partner of CFPA. Click to read more!
  • CFPA is now going to its supporters and visiting each county in Connecticut.
  • Kids examining logs on Highlawn Forest
    Come to CFPA's Highlawn Forest for your next outdoor adventure. Nature comes alive once you step out of your car and into the woods. This woodland will not disappoint!
  • The USDA Forest Service has published a report on urban forests around the nation, and makes projections for the next 50 years. How does Connecticut rank? Will our urban forests be lost?
With over 250 FREE events on June 2nd & 3rd, you might want to start planning early. Once you've made your choice, don't forget to let your event leader know you're coming as some have limits on attendance.
Trails are only open, safe, and healthy - connecting you to joyful adventures - because you give to trails.
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act with a Hike 50 challenge - hike 50 miles on the NET during the 2018 and get a special edition 50th anniversary patch.