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CT Trails Weekend Puts the State at Your Feet

Have you been waiting to try out a trail on foot, horse, bicycle or even in a kayak (yes, there are water trails in Connecticut!), but didn’t know quite how to do it? How about learning to maintain trails or discovering the fun of letterboxing? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) has an event for you on June 6 and 7.

Each year, the American Hiking Society sponsors National Trails Day® (NTD) the first Saturday in June. States hold a variety of activities that showcase their trails and encourage people to take advantage of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Here’s what’s interesting—little Connecticut, third smallest of all the states, hosts the largest NTD celebration in the nation. We call it Connecticut Trails Weekend. This year, there will be 225 events in 133 towns across the state.

Individual events are sponsored by various organizations land trusts, park and recreation departments, clubs, and of course CFPA. They range from easy, family-friendly activities to hardcore outings. Choose from hikes, educational walks, trail runs, bike rides, horseback rides, water trail paddles, letterboxing, trail work parties, and more. To view the complete listings, visit www.ctwoodlands.org/ct-trails-weekend. C’mon Connecticut—hit the trail!