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Quinnipiac Trail Extends North
A 3.4 mile extension of the Quinnipiac Trail in Prospect has been opened! Get a map & learn more about this project.
Fall Photo Contest Winners
The Photo Contest has closed! Check out the winners and a sneak peak of the 2021 Spring Contest.
Donate to Save Sal's Home!
Donate now to the CFPA 2020 Annual Fund and protect the forests that blue-spotted salamanders like Sal call home. Click to learn more about Sal!
Video of CFPA's 125th Annual Meeting
CFPA’s 125th Annual Meeting was Tuesday, November 10th and featured Dr. Marcus Ware, Principal of Windham Middle School. Go here to see the video recording of the event.
Forests and Climate Change Report
After 9 public meetings, 20 presentations, and over 130 public comments, the Forests Sub-Group of the GC3 released a Final Updated Report on CT Forests and Climate on November 6th. Read it here.
Find Your #TrailsLessTraveled
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.
COVID-19 Update on Outdoor Activities
CFPA provides COVID-19 safety tips and resources, updates on your State Parks and Forests, and links to activities you can participate in safely.
Stuck Indoors? Get Outside!
“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, Winter 2021
Read about urban mushers, the afterlife of leaves, and more in the newest issue of Connecticut Woodlands!
Rock, Root & Trail
Check out the latest issue of CFPA's newsletter, featuring the Fall Photo Contest, an introduction to our 2020 Annual Fund, and a review of 2020's trail projects.
On The Trails and In Our Backyards: Connecticut's Wildlife
Learn more about CFPA's Wildlife Series!