Connecticut Forest and Park Association

16 Meriden Road
860-346-2372

Mission
The Connecticut Forest & Park Association protects forests, parks, walking trails, and open spaces for future generations by connecting people to the land. CFPA directly involves individuals and families, educators, community leaders, and volunteers to enhance and defend Connecticut's rich natural heritage. CFPA is a private, non-profit organization that relies on members and supporters to carry out its mission.

Vision
We envision Connecticut as a place of scenic beauty whose cities, suburbs, and villages are linked by a network of parks, forests, and trails easily accessible for all people to challenge the body and refresh the spirit. We picture a state where clean water, timber, farm fresh foods, and other products of the land make a significant contribution to our economic and cultural well-being.


Upcoming Events at Connecticut Forest and Park Association

Autumn Tree ID for Beginners at CFPA

Sunday, Oct 21, 2018 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
CFPA Headquarters
Middlefield, CT
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Full Moon Night Hike

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Center
Hampton, CT
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Full Moon Campfire

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2018 from 8:00pm to 9:00pm
James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Center
Hampton, CT
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NET Fall Hike Series - Tynan Park/Mt Higby Hike

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 from 9:45am to 1:30pm
Tynan Memorial Park
Middletown, CT
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CFPA Ramble: An Introduction to Shinrin-Yoku

Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 from 9:00am to 11:30am
Middlefield, CT
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NET Fall Hike Series - Mattabesett Trail

Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Middletown, CT
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CFPA Ramble - Bush Hill Farm Hike

Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 from 1:00pm to 2:45pm
Manchester, CT
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Woods Walk: CFPA Clemence Forest in Eastford

Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Clemence Forest
Rockfall, CT
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NET Fall Hike Series - Penwood State Park

Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Penwood State Park
Bloomfield, CT
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Senior Walk at CFPA

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Highlawn Forest at CFPA
Rockfall, CT
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Goodwin Homeschool Series - Discover Connecticut Wildlife

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Center
Hampton, CT
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CFPA Ramble - Highland Park History Hike

Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Manchester, CT
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Senior Walk at CFPA

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Highlawn Forest at CFPA
Rockfall, CT
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New Year Senior Walk at CFPA

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Highlawn Forest at CFPA
Rockfall, CT
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Winter Tree ID For Beginners

Saturday, Jan 19, 2019 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Center
Hampton, CT
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Winter Tree ID for Beginners

Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Rockfall, CT
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February Senior Walk

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Highlawn Forest at CFPA
Rockfall, CT
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Goodwin Homeschool Series: How Can We Harness The Wind?

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2019 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Center
Hampton, CT
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Goodwin Homeschool Series - Digging For Buried Treasures

Thursday, Apr 18, 2019 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Center
Hampton, CT
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Goodwin Homeschool Series - Mini-Jungle Safari!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Center
Hampton, CT
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Recent News

Solek leads Trails Day Hike June 2 in Webb Mountain Park

Join Monroe’s Park Ranger and Tree Warden, David Solek, for a trail hike June 2 (Saturday) in Webb Mountain Park with commentary on tree and plant life, an assembly for Connecticut Trails Day.The excursion extends over a moderately-sloped, mile…

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Connecticut Forest and Park Association January 2014 Happenings

Science Sunday Series: A Hidden World - Part 2Magnificent and Mysterious Ants (Rescheduled from December)Sunday, January 19 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.CFPA Headquarters, Rockfall (Middlefield)Join us for this exciting Science Sunday Series: A Hidden …

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Connecticut Forest and Park Association December 2013 Happenings

Connecticut Trails WeekendEvent Registration is OPENDEADLINE: Monday, February 3 Time flies while you're having fun! It's time to start planning the 2014 Connecticut Trails Weekend (June 7 and 8, 2014). 2014 marks the 22nd year that CFPA has coordin…

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Connecticut Forest and Park Association August 2013 Happenings

Highlawn Forest Trails Work PartySunday, August 4 at 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.CFPA Headquarters, Rockfall (Middlefield)All are welcome to lend a helping hand and give back to the trails. Join CFPA trail volunteers for a work party to brush out trails an…

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Connecticut Forest and Park Association July 2013 Happenings

Looking for Ways to Give Back This Summer?Volunteer Opportunities CFPA volunteers play a large role in the work that we do. They contribute volumes of energy and commitment, making many of our initiatives possible. There are many ways in which y…

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Connecticut Forest and Park Association February Happenings

Winter Trails WorkshopDate and Time: Saturday, February 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.Location: CFPA Headquarters, Rockfall (Middlefield)Beat the winter blues and join us for our annual Winter Trails Workshop. New trail maintainers and managers will r…

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Connecticut Forest and Park Association October Happenings

PLT CT Greening Your SchoolSaturday, October 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Hamden Middle School, HamdenCFPA's Project Learning Tree CT will be exhibiting at the annual CT Science Educators Professional Development Day on October 13th. Open to confere…

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