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A member-based nonprofit. Connecting people to the land since 1895.
What We Do
Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails
Goodwin Forest Conservation Center
CT Woodlands Magazine
Boots & Bark Podcasts
Blue Trails Interactive Map
Join the Hike 50 Challenge
Connecticut Walk Book
CT Trails Day
Blue-Blazed Trail Running Series
Connecticut Coverts Project
The NET Fall Hike Series is 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.
Our 2018 Trail Crew Was Awesome!
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.
Vote YES on Question 2 to Protect Your Public Lands
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.
How to Support CFPA for the "Time" Disadvantaged!
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.
Breathtaking Views on the CT River
Come explore CFPA's lesser known Scovill Loop Trails on the protected Hubbard Brook Preserve. The views will keep you coming back!
2018 CT Trails Day was really BIG!
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.
The Rock Stars!
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!
Public Lands Protections go to November Ballot
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!
Field Day is BACK!
Get ready for some fun!! Join us for a family friendly day in the park as we celebrate National Public Lands Day featuring hikes, games, vendors, and more!
We Challenge YOU
Check out the winners of our 2018 Membership Challenge and learn how you can get involved. There are only a few days left to win!