A member-based nonprofit. Connecting people to the land since 1895.
  • Love working outside? Want to gain real hands-on experience in the trail conservation and outdoor recreation fields? Take on the challenge of working, traveling, and camping in a small tight-knit group in our Summer and Fall Trail Crews! Apply now.
  • Read about light pollution in Connecticut, our interview with New Haven-based artist Zoe Matthiessen, winter tracking, and much more in the newest issue of Connecticut Woodlands!
  • Read the next issue of Rock, Root & Trail! This issues gives updates on the trail crew season this year, volunteers painting signs, and a Winslow Society event at the Hill-Stead Museum.
  • Whole sections of some of the most beautiful trails in the state could be blocked. It could happen at any time. Donate now to the CFPA 2021 Annual Fund and keep the beautiful trails we love unbroken. Click to learn more about Blue-Blazed Forever.
  • Looking for a CT Certified Forester to help you plan for the future of your forest? Overwhelmed or underwhelmed by what you are finding online by yourself? CFPA provides a forestry services directory and additional resources here that should help.
  • Gender equity in the outdoors helps all genders, not just women.
  • CT DEEP's Recreational Trails & Greenways program held a request for proposals in Fall, 2021 for recreational trails projects statewide with $3 million in bonding. The response to the RFP was overwhelming. Learn more.
  • 39% of DEEP's employees overall and 45% of the Environmental Protection professionals who manage Parks and Forests are likely to retire by July 1, 2022. What is DEEP going to do? Step one is to take care of seasonal workers.
  • “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.
  • We've updated our Blue-Blazed Trails Hiking Challenge with new categories and prizes- check it out, challenge yourself and be inspired.
Read about light pollution in Connecticut, our interview with New Haven-based artist Zoe Matthiessen, winter tracking, and much more in the newest issue of Connecticut Woodlands!
CFPA Trail Closed
Donate now to the CFPA 2021 Annual Fund and keep the beautiful trails we love unbroken. Click to learn more about Blue-Blazed Forever!
We've updated our Blue-Blazed Trails Hiking Challenge with new categories and prizes- check it out, challenge yourself and be inspired.