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CFPA Field Day

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 11:00am - Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 3:45pm
Burr Pond State Park
Burr Mountain Road
Torrington, Connecticut 06790
Event Type: 
Walks & Talks
All are welcome
Event Description: 

Join us for a family-friendly Field Day at Burr Pond State Park! 

The CFPA Field Day will feature a number of activities including hikes, paddles (weather dependent), children's activities, and games. Food will be available for purchase or feel free to bring a picnic lunch. In the afternoon, CFPA will run a drawing for anyone who spots more than 20 items on the scavenger hunt. You could win a bluebird box kit and a free CFPA membership!

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES: (subject to change, see the CFPA Information Booth at the 2018 CFPA Field Day for the final schedule)

  • 12 pm to 12:30 pm– History Hike 
  • 1 pm to 2 pm – Guided paddle adventure: weather dependent, participants must supply their own boats and safety equipment
  • 2 pm to 3 pm – Tree ID walk 
  • 3 pm to 4 pm – History Hike


  • Boy Scout Troop #1 from Torrington
  • Connecticut Forest & Park Association 
  • Friends of American Legion and Peoples State Forest
  • Friends of Goodwin State Forest
  • Master Wildlife Conservationists
  • Master Naturalists
  • Master Gardeners
  • The Bear Reality
  • Torrington Parks and Recreation Department and the Mayor's Committee on Youth - game area
  • Torrington Trails Network
  • Reach Your Summit - Fill a Nalgene Bottle water filtration contest for prizes
  • AND MORE!!

Fill in the information in the sign-up function below if you would like to receive announcements and reminders about the event.

*schedule is subject to change. Please visit the CFPA Information Tent at the event to register for the various guided activities.

This beautiful and unique state park is home to the 85-acre Burr Pond that offers swimming, boating, and fishing.  The man-made pond was created in 1851 by damming several streams in order to create a source for power generation. The park is also home to the site of the first commercially successful condensed milk factory.  Once a site for a CCC camp, many signs of the work done by the CCC crew can still be seen today, including an original bunkhouse. One other prominent feature of Burr Pond State Park are the CFPA-maintained Walcott Trail and John Muir Trail with connections to the trails in the Paugnut State Forest and Sunny Brook State Park. 

Parking Information: 
Burr Pond State Park offers ample parking.
Inclement Weather: 
Rain or shine; extreme weather will cancel. Please check this event listing for changes.
Registration Fee: 
RSVP Requirement: 
RSVP not necessary
For Questions, Contact: 
Amelia Graham

A special thank you to the 2018 CFPA Field Day sponsor, O & G Industries.

About O&G Industries, Inc.

O&G is General Contractor, Construction Manager, Design/Builder and Specialty Sub-Contractor with nearly a century of experience in commercial building, power plant, road & bridge and site construction.  We serve clients in educational, healthcare, industrial manufacturing, transportation, power and municipal markets throughout the U.S. O&G is headquartered in Torrington, CT. 

Field Day