Connecticut Trails Day 2024

The first weekend of June trail lovers across Connecticut head outside to hike, play, ride, explore, climb, run and paddle. Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) has been coordinating Trails Day in Connecticut since 1993. That’s over 31 years of spreading love for the outdoors.

Each year on the first Saturday of June, we come together to celebrate National Trails Day. National Trails Day is a day of public events aimed at advocacy and trail service started by the American Hiking Society. As the state affiliate for the American Hiking Society, CFPA was an early adopter of the National Trails Day program. With over 200 events, Connecticut has elevated to the national stage by hosting more events than any other state. Now, Connecticut Trails Day has expanded into a two-day celebration at many locations throughout our state.

Watch this year’s CT Trails Day video in English or Espanol.

Trails Day Event Directory

Hamden Events:

History of the Giant (1 mile) Moderate, Sunday, June 2nd from 1pm-3pm

Intro to Hiking the Giant (1.5 miles) Moderate, Sunday, June 2nd from 11am-1pm

Hike-a-Giant (5 miles) Hard, Sunday, June 2nd from 12pm-3pm

Walk The Locks And Open House At Lock 14, Farmington Canal Heritage Trail (0.6 miles) Easy, Saturday, June 1st from 11am-1pm

Brooksvale Trail Maintenance (2 miles) Moderate, Saturday, June 1st from 8:45am-12pm

Roaring Brook, Quinnipiac Trail, And Farmington Canal Trail, Cheshire-Hamden (8 miles) Moderate, Sunday, June 2nd from 9:30am-3pm

Quinnipiac And Regicides Blue Trails – York Mtn. And West Rock Ridge (6 miles) Moderate, Saturday, June 1st from 9:30am-2pm