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  • 90 years is a long time. 90 years of volunteers. 90 years of blazing. 90 years of outdoor advocacy. Imagine what it was like at mile one.
  • Happy Hiker by Mat Jobin
    Some participants saw it as the experience of a lifetime, we hope that it's only the beginning.
  • CT State Capitol
    Every year, CFPA puts forward priorities for both state and federal leaders to consider. Learn more about the priorities for 2019, and how you can get involved to ensure these priorities become reality.
  • The Lamont-Bysiewicz Transition Team formed an Environment Policy Committee and 14 other committees to provide recommendations to the incoming administration. Read about those recommendations here.
  • For some, hiking in the cold for a couple of hours is more than enough, but for others, a winter night under the stars is an experience on the "to do" list. Here are a few tips to keep warm from our friend Mat Jobin of Reach Your Summit
  • Check out REI's latest gift to CFPA and find out why Clare looks so excited!
  • Read about Ed Richardson, a self-taught tree expert and an important member of the CFPA family who recently received recognition from the Governor.
  • On Election Day (11/6), Question 2 received amazing support from Connecticut voters to provide new protections for your public lands. Learn more here.
Love working outside? Want to gain real hands-on experience in trail conservation and outdoor recreation fields? Become a CFPA intern and help improve Connecticut’s 825-mile Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System!
Support the largest outdoor Trails celebration in Connecticut by becoming a CT Trails Day Sponsor. It's good for our trails and for your business.
Registration for Connecticut's 2019 Trails Day celebration is open! Register your event by March 15 to be included in our printed CT Trails Day booklet and by May 15 to be included in the online directory of events.