A member-based nonprofit. Connecting people to the land since 1895.
  • Read about Ed Richardson, a self-taught tree expert and an important member of the CFPA family.
  • On Election Day (11/6), Question 2 received amazing support from Connecticut voters to provide new protections for your public lands. Learn more 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Views on the CT River at Hubbard Brook Preserve
    Come explore CFPA's lesser known Scovill Loop Trails on the protected Hubbard Brook Preserve. The views will keep you coming back!
  • 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!
A CFPA volunteer marks a trail closure in Kettletown State Park.
Why should you support the Annual Fund? Read more about how YOU protect trails.
CFPA Protected Properties Map
Our interactive map lets you explore our property locations & our land profiles share the story behind our protected properties including basic information like property size & public access status. Come in & explore.
Start planning your next hiking adventure 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.