Connecticut Trails Day Weekend is the largest National Trails Day (NTD) celebration in the nation with hundreds of events scheduled in towns throughout the state. Nearly every town in Connecticut will be taking part in this annual tradition, which will feature events for everyone, including hiking, biking, horseback riding, running, trail maintenance, kayaking, educational walks, bird watching, letterboxing, and more.
These events are guided by knowledgeable volunteers from local hiking clubs, parks and recreation departments, state agencies, conservation organizations, historic groups, education programs, and land trusts.
In Trumbull, join hike leader, Kevin Malone, on Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m., at the Old Mine Park parking area for an outdoor adventure sponsored by the Trumbull Nature and Arts Center and the Trumbull Historical Society. We will hike through Old Mine Park where we will explore the history, geology and natural beauty of the Pequonnock River Valley. The hike will be moderately challenging and will be about 2-3 hours long. We will also be collecting trash and doing minor trail maintenance to enhance the beauty of Old Mine Park.
As part of NTD, a nationwide hiking initiative established by the American Hiking Society in 1993, Connecticut’s weekend-long celebration is coordinated by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving Connecticut’s land, trails, and natural resources. This long-standing event celebrates the state’s spectacular trails, the many joys and benefits they provide, and the countless supporters and volunteers who make them possible.
The success of Connecticut Trails Day Weekend would not be possible without strong participation by organizations like the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP), Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), land trusts, town agencies, outdoors-oriented businesses, hundreds of volunteers, dedicated sponsors, and CFPA.
For more information, contact: Connecticut Forest & Park Association at 860-346-TREE, firstname.lastname@example.org; Kevin Malone at 203-243- 7144 or email@example.com.