Thursday, May 31, 2012

Trails Day Preview/Kickoff on Friday Afternoon

"Trails Day" seems to be an increasingly inaccurate name for this event. For years now, it's actually been TWO days, Saturday AND Sunday. Now the Connecticut Forest & Park Association is getting a jump on things Friday afternoon. How long before it becomes "Trails Weekend"?
Regardless of how long it lasts, it is still all about trails. And the CFPA is celebrating by opening up 3 miles of new hiking trails behind their headquarters out on Route 66 (just over the town line in Middlefield). Anyone in the Middletown area who likes to take a woodland stroll should check out the new Highlawn Forest Trail. It's a conveniently close get-away-from-it-all. Friday afternoon may be a good time to start getting acquainted with it. See below; for more info about Trails Day, check the CFPA website,

CT Trails Day Kickoff, Open House, and Highlawn Forest Trail Dedication 
Friday, June 1 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CFPA Headquarters, Rockfall (Middlefield)
Join CFPA, the president of the American Hiking Society, the U.S. National Park Service, state legislators, REI, Eastern Mountain Sports, The Connecticut Woodcarvers Association, and the sponsors of Connecticut's Trails Day weekend for an afternoon of celebration as we dedicate our new 3-mile trail system in the Highlawn Forest behind the CFPA headquarters. Take a walk and explore the 280-acre forest, find out about CFPA and its programs, learn about safe hiking, learn more about Connecticut Trails Day events in your area, and check out the latest outdoor gear.

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