May 18, 2012
01:17 PMDiscover Connecticut
Hit the Trail
One of the things I truly enjoy about Connecticut is its amazing diversity—not only culturally and socially, but also geographically. Aside from desert, tundra and polar ice cap, I think we have pretty much every other type of terrain covered: mountains, plains, forests, rivers, streams, beaches, marshes, swamps and even a few hundred lakes and ponds. Therefore, if there's some sort of outdoor recreation you enjoy (outside of dogsled racing), chances are that you're going to be able to find a place in the state to do it.
If you're not already familiar with what Connecticut has to offer, a great opportunity to discover a bit more is upcoming: June 2 & 3 is Trails "Day" (a two-day day, it seems), which according to a press release from the Connecticut Forest & Park Association is "the largest Trails Day celebration in the nation with 193 events scheduled in 121 towns on over 540 miles of trails throughout the state." This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event.
From the press release:
There will be events for everyone—including hiking, biking, horseback riding, running, trail maintenance, kayaking, educational walks, bird watching, geocaching, 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. 54 of this year’s events will take place on CFPA’s Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System—the largest trail network in the state with over 825 miles of trails all maintained by volunteers
It should be another great two-day "day." Start making your plans now!