Upcoming Events
New England Backpacking Adventure: Taconic Loop
Fri, Aug 14
Bear Mountain
Aug 14, 9:00 AM – Aug 16, 1:00 PM
Bear Mountain, Bear Mountain, Salisbury, CT 06068, USA
Difficulty: Moderate/Challenging Elevation Gain: 10,000 ft Time Duration: 3 Days Group Size: 5
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Short Is The New Long: New England's Long Distance Hiking Paths
Sat, Aug 29
Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust
Aug 29, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust, 596 Flanders Rd, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA
Duration: 2 hours
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Backpacking Fundamentals & Skills: Big Branch Wilderness
Sat, Sep 12
Baker Peak
Sep 12, 9:30 AM – Sep 13, 2:30 PM
Baker Peak, Baker Peak, Mt Tabor, VT 05739, USA
Difficulty: Moderate/Challenging Elevation Gain: 3,568 ft Time Duration: 2 Days Group Size: 5
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Family Fun Day At Peoples State Forest
Sat, Aug 08
Location is TBD
Aug 08, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location is TBD
Duration: 3 hours
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New England Backpacking Adventure: LKD Loop
Sat, Aug 01
Peak Mountain
Aug 01, 9:30 AM – Aug 02, 4:00 PM
Peak Mountain, Peak Mountain, East Granby, CT 06026, USA
Difficulty: Moderate/Challenging Elevation Gain: 4,698 ft Duration: 2 Days Group Size: 5
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Long Trail Backpacking Adventure: Glastenbury Wilderness
Sat, Jul 18
Glastenbury Mountain
Jul 18, 10:30 AM – Jul 19, 4:00 PM
Glastenbury Mountain, Glastenbury Mountain, Glastenbury, VT 05262, USA
Difficulty: Moderate/Challenging Elevation Gain: 2,452 ft Time Duration: 2 Days Group Size: 5
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White Mountains Backpacking Adventure: Sandwich Dome Loop
Sat, Jul 11
Sandwich Dome
Jul 11, 10:30 AM – Jul 12, 3:00 PM
Sandwich Dome, Sandwich Dome, Waterville Valley, NH 03259, USA
Difficulty: Moderate/Challenging Elevation Gain: 3,167 ft Time Duration: 2 Days Group Size: 5
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National Trails Day Backpacking Adventure: Northeastern CT
Sat, Jun 06
Bigelow Hollow State Park
Jun 06, 10:00 AM – Jun 07, 4:00 PM
Bigelow Hollow State Park, 298 Bigelow Hollow Rd, Union, CT 06076, USA
Difficulty: Moderate/Challenging Elevation Gain: 3,436 ft Duration: 2 Days Group Size: 5
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Navigation Tools For The Backpacker: Map & Compass Workshop (1)
Sat, May 23
Metacomet Trailhead Parking/Tariffville
May 23, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Metacomet Trailhead Parking/Tariffville, 36 Old Hartford Ave, East Granby, CT 06026, USA
Duration: 2 hours
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Backpacking Fundamentals & Skills On Tunxis Trail
Sat, May 16
Tunxis State Forest
May 16, 9:30 AM – May 17, 2:00 PM
Tunxis State Forest, Tunxis State Forest, Hartland, CT 06091, USA
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Elevation Gain: 2,032 ft Time Duration: 2 Days Group Size: 5
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Backpacking Webinar Session 12
Fri, May 15
Online Meeting
May 15, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Online Meeting
Duration: 30 mins
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Backpacking Webinar Session 11
Wed, May 13
Online Meeting
May 13, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Online Meeting
Duration: 30 mins
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Backpacking Webinar Session 10
Fri, May 08
Online Meeting
May 08, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Online Meeting
Duration: 30 mins
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Backpacking Webinar Session 9
Wed, May 06
Online Meeting
May 06, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Online Meeting
Duration: 30 mins
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Backpacking Fundamentals Webinar Session 8
Fri, May 01
Online Meeting
May 01, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Online Meeting
Duration: 30 mins
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Backpacking Fundamentals & Skills On The Appalachian Trail/Mohawk Trail
Fri, May 01
Barrack Mountain
May 01, 9:00 AM – May 04, 1:00 PM
Barrack Mountain, Barrack Mountain, Canaan, CT 06031, USA
Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Gain: 4,496 ft Time Duration: 4 Days Group Size: 5
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Backpacking Fundamentals Webinar Session 7
Wed, Apr 29
Online Meeting
Apr 29, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Online Meeting
Duration: 30 mins
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Backpacking Fundamentals Webinar Session 6
Fri, Apr 24
Online Meeting
Apr 24, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Online Meeting
Duration: 30 mins
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Backpacking Fundamentals Webinar Session 5
Wed, Apr 22
Online Meeting
Apr 22, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Online Meeting
Duration: 30 mins
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Backpacking Fundamentals & Skills On The Appalachian Trail
Sat, Apr 18
Bulls Bridge
Apr 18, 9:30 AM – Apr 19, 2:30 PM
Bulls Bridge, Bulls Bridge, Kent, CT 06785, USA
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Elevation Gain: 2,032 ft Time Duration: 2 Days Group Size: 5
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Backpacking Fundamentals Webinar Session 4
Fri, Apr 17
Online Meeting
Apr 17, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Online Meeting
Duration: 30 mins
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Backpacking Fundamentals Webinar Session 3
Wed, Apr 15
Online Meeting
Apr 15, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Online Meeting
Duration: 30 mins
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Backpacking Fundamentals Webinar Session 2
Fri, Apr 10
Online Meeting
Apr 10, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Online Meeting
Duration: 30 mins
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Backpacking Fundamentals Webinar Session 1
Wed, Apr 08
Online Meeting
Apr 08, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
Online Meeting
Duration: 30 mins
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Navigation Tools For The Backpacker: Map & Compass Workshop
Sat, Mar 21
Talcott Mountain State Park
Mar 21, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Talcott Mountain State Park, Summit Ridge Dr, Simsbury, CT 06070, USA
Duration: 2 hours
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Backpacking Fundamentals Seminar (1)
Sun, Mar 15
Connecticut Forest & Park Association
Mar 15, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Connecticut Forest & Park Association, 16 Meriden Rd, Rockfall, CT 06481, USA
Duration: 2 hours
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Short Is The New Long: New England's Long Distance Hiking Paths
Sat, Feb 22
Connecticut Forest & Park Association
Feb 22, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Connecticut Forest & Park Association, 16 Meriden Rd, Rockfall, CT 06481, USA
Duration: 2 hours
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Walking Through History: A Thru-Hiker's Guide To The New England Trail
Sun, Feb 09
Connecticut Forest & Park Association
Feb 09, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Connecticut Forest & Park Association, 16 Meriden Rd, Rockfall, CT 06481, USA
Duration: 2 hours
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Winter Festival 2020
Sat, Feb 01
Burr Pond State Park
Feb 01, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Burr Pond State Park, 384 Burr Mountain Rd, Torrington, CT 06790, USA
Duration: 5 Hours
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Backpacking Fundamentals Seminar
Sat, Jan 18
Connecticut Forest & Park Association
Jan 18, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Connecticut Forest & Park Association, 16 Meriden Rd, Rockfall, CT 06481, USA
Duration: 2 hours
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Winter Wander: Guided Hike & Seminar
Sun, Jan 12
Peoples State Forest
Jan 12, 12:45 PM – 4:00 PM
Peoples State Forest, Peoples State Forest, Barkhamsted, CT 06063, USA
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Elevation Gain: 436 ft Time Duration: 3 hours 15 mins
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First Day Hike: Rattlesnake Mountain & Pinnacle Rock
Wed, Jan 01
Rattlesnake Mountain
Jan 01, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Rattlesnake Mountain, Rattlesnake Mountain, Farmington, CT 06032, USA
Difficulty: Moderate Elevation: 763 ft Duration: 4 hours
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Blue Blaze Trails Fall Hike Series: Mohawk Trail
Sat, Dec 07
Dean Ravine
Dec 07, 2019, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Dean Ravine, Dean Ravine, Canaan, CT 06031, USA
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Elevation: 220 ft Duration: 2 hours
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Give Back To The Trails: AT Cleanup Hike
Fri, Nov 29
Great Falls
Nov 29, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Great Falls, Great Falls, Canaan, CT 06031, USA
Difficulty: Moderate Elevation: 1,155 ft Duration: 5 hours
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Blue Blaze Trails Fall Hike Series: Shenipsit Trail
Sat, Nov 16
Case Mountain
Nov 16, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Case Mountain, 640 Spring St, Manchester, CT 06040, USA
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Elevation: 425 ft Duration: 4 hours
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Blue Blaze Trails Fall Hike Series: John Muir Trail
Sun, Nov 03
Paugnut State Forest
Nov 03, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Paugnut State Forest, Paugnut State Forest, Torrington, CT 06790, USA
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Elevation: 865 ft Duration: 4 hours
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Blue Blaze Trails Fall Hike Series: Pine Knob Loop Trail
Fri, Nov 01
Pine Knob Loop Trail
Nov 01, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Pine Knob Loop Trail, Sharon, CT 06069, USA
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Elevation: 695 ft Duration: 4 hours
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Blue Blaze Trails Fall Hike Series: Nipmuck Trail
Sat, Oct 26
Nipmuck State Forest
Oct 26, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Nipmuck State Forest, Nipmuck State Forest, Union, CT 06076, USA
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Elevation: 360 ft Duration: 4 hours
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Blue Blaze Trails Fall Hike Series: Pachaug Trail
Sat, Oct 19
Pachaug State Forest
Oct 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Pachaug State Forest, Connecticut, USA
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Elevation: 250 ft Duration: 4 hours
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ALDHA 38th Annual Gathering
Fri, Oct 11
Williamstown
Oct 11, 2019, 10:00 AM – Oct 14, 2019, 12:00 PM
Williamstown, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA
Difficulty: Easy Duration: 3 Days
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Blue Blaze Trails Fall Hike Series: Quinnipiac Trail
Sun, Oct 06
Sleeping Giant State Park
Oct 06, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sleeping Giant State Park, 200 Mt Carmel Ave, Hamden, CT 06518, USA
Difficulty: Strenuous (Challenging due to terrain and exposure) Elevation: 1355 ft Duration: 5 hours
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Blue Blaze Trails Fall Hike Series: Lillinonah Trail
Sat, Oct 05
Lake Lillinonah
Oct 05, 2019, 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Lake Lillinonah, Lake Lillinonah, Connecticut, USA
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Elevation: 860 ft Duration: 4 hours
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Winter Backpacking Fundamentals Seminar
Sat, Oct 05
Flanders Nature Center Studio
Oct 05, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Flanders Nature Center Studio, 5 Church Hill Rd, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA
For: Beginners, Intermediates & Experts Time: 1 hour
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Blue Blaze Trails Fall Hike Series: Tunxis Trail
Sat, Sep 28
Indian Council Caves
Sep 28, 2019, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Indian Council Caves, CT-219, Barkhamsted, CT 06063, USA
Difficulty: Moderate Elevation: 585 ft Duration: 4 hours
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Nature Narratives: Wildlife Storytelling & Guided Hike
Sat, Sep 21
Matthies Grove
Sep 21, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Matthies Grove, 101 E River Rd, Barkhamsted, CT 06063, USA
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Elevation Gain: 436 ft Time Duration: 2 hours
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Blue Blaze Trails Fall Hike Series: Mattabesett Trail (NET)
Sun, Sep 08
Mattabesett Trail at Bluff Head
Sep 08, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Mattabesett Trail at Bluff Head, Guilford, CT 06437, USA
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Elevation: 600 ft Duration: 4 hours
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Blue Blaze Trails Fall Hike Series: Metacomet Trail (NET)
Sat, Sep 07
Penwood State Park
Sep 07, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Penwood State Park, 174 Hartford Rd, Simsbury, CT 06070, USA
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Elevation: 1048 ft Duration: 4 hours
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White Mountains Backpacking Adventure: Montalban Ridge
Fri, Aug 16
Mount Isolation
Aug 16, 2019, 10:30 AM – Aug 18, 2019, 2:30 PM
Mount Isolation, Mt Isolation, Sargent's Purchase, NH 03846, USA
Difficulty: Challenging Elevation Gain: 9,100 ft Time Duration: 3 Days Group Size: 5
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Backpacking Fundamentals & Skills In The White Mountains
Fri, Jul 26
Mount Moosilauke
Jul 26, 2019, 10:00 AM – Jul 28, 2019, 1:00 PM
Mount Moosilauke, Mt Moosilauke, Benton, NH 03785, USA
Difficulty: Moderate/Challenging Elevation Gain: 6,430 ft Time Duration: 3 Days Group Size: 5
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White Mountains Backpacking Adventure: Pemi Loop
Fri, Jul 12
Franconia Range
Jul 12, 2019, 10:30 AM – Jul 15, 2019, 2:30 PM
Franconia Range, Franconia Range, Franconia, NH 03251, USA
Difficulty: Moderate/Challenging Elevation Gain: 9,931 ft Time Duration: 4 Days Group Size: 5
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Backpacking Fundamentals & Skills In Lye Brook Wilderness
Fri, Jun 28
Stratton Mountain
Jun 28, 2019, 10:00 AM – Jun 30, 2019, 2:00 PM
Stratton Mountain, Stratton Mountain, Stratton, VT 05360, USA
Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Gain: 4,725 ft Time Duration: 3 Days Group Size: 5
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White Mountains Backpacking Adventure: Great Gulf Wilderness
Sat, Jun 15
Presidential Range
Jun 15, 2019, 9:30 AM – Jun 17, 2019, 1:30 PM
Presidential Range, Presidential Range, Sargent's Purchase, NH 03846, USA
Difficulty: Moderate/Challenging Elevation Gain: 7,990 ft Time Duration: 3 Days Group Size: 5
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National Trails Day Backpacking Adventure: Eastern CT
Sat, Jun 01
Pachaug State Forest
Jun 01, 2019, 10:00 AM – Jun 02, 2019, 2:00 PM
Pachaug State Forest, Connecticut, USA
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Elevation Gain: 3,291 ft Duration: 2 Days Group Size: 5
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Backpacking Fundamentals & Skills On The Appalachian Trail/Mohawk Trail
Fri, May 17
Barrack Mountain
May 17, 2019, 9:00 AM – May 19, 2019, 1:00 PM
Barrack Mountain, Barrack Mountain, Canaan, CT 06031, USA
Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Gain: 4,496 ft Time Duration: 3 Days Group Size: 5
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Backpacking Fundamentals & Skills In Tunxis State Forest
Fri, May 10
Tunxis State Forest
May 10, 2019, 9:30 AM – May 11, 2019, 3:00 PM
Tunxis State Forest, Tunxis State Forest, Hartland, CT 06091, USA
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Elevation Gain: 2,032 ft Time Duration: 2 Days Group Size: 5
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6th Annual Barkhamsted Earth Day Nature Festival
Sun, Apr 28
Matthies Grove
Apr 28, 2019, 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Matthies Grove, 79 E River Rd, Riverton, CT 06065, USA
Duration: 4 1/2 Hours
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Lightweight Backpacking Fundamentals Workshop On The Appalachian Trail
Sat, Apr 06
Pine Knob Loop Trail
Apr 06, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Pine Knob Loop Trail, Sharon, CT 06069, USA
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Elevation: 825 ft Duration: 4 hours
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Backpacking Fundamentals Seminar
Sat, Mar 16
Connecticut Forest & Park Association
Mar 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Connecticut Forest & Park Association, 16 Meriden Rd, Rockfall, CT 06481, USA
Duration: 2 hours
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White Mountains Winter Backpacking Adventure: Mount Cube
Sat, Feb 23
Mount Cube
Feb 23, 2019, 9:30 AM – Feb 24, 2019, 2:00 PM
Mount Cube, Mt Cube, Orford, NH 03777, USA
Difficulty: Moderate/Challenging Elevation Gain: 1,325 ft Time Duration: 2 Days Group Size: 5
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Winter Festival 2019
Sat, Feb 02
Burr Pond State Park
Feb 02, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Burr Pond State Park, 384 Burr Mountain Rd, Torrington, CT 06790, USA
Duration: 5 Hours
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First Day Hike: New Year's On Mt Race
Tue, Jan 01
Mount Race
Jan 01, 2019, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Mount Race, Mt Race, Mt Washington, MA 01258, USA
Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous Elevation:1606 ft Duration: 4 hours
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NET Fall Hike Series: Penwood State Park Hike
Sat, Nov 10
Penwood State Park
Nov 10, 2018, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Penwood State Park, 174 Hartford Rd, Simsbury, CT 06070, USA
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Elevation: 800 ft Duration: 4 hours
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Nature Narratives: Wildlife Campfire Storytelling
Sun, Nov 04
Matthies Grove
Nov 04, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Matthies Grove, 101 E River Rd, Barkhamsted, CT 06063, USA
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins
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NET Fall Hike Series: Dry Knoll & Eyrie Ruins Hike
Sat, Nov 03
Manhan Rail Trail Parking Lot
Nov 03, 2018, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Manhan Rail Trail Parking Lot, North St, Holyoke, MA, USA
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Elevation: 672 ft Duration: 3 hours
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Backpacking Fundamentals Clinic: Flanders
Sat, Sep 29
Flanders Nature Center Studio
Sep 29, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Flanders Nature Center Studio, 5 Church Hill Rd, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA
Duration: 2 hours
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CFPA Field Day
Sat, Sep 22
Burr Pond State Park
Sep 22, 2018, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Burr Pond State Park, 384 Burr Mountain Rd, Torrington, CT 06790, USA
Duration: 5 Hours
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Backpacking Fundamentals & Skills: Mount Greylock
Sat, Aug 11
Mount Greylock
Aug 11, 2018, 11:00 AM – Aug 12, 2018, 3:00 PM
Mount Greylock, Mount Greylock, Adams, MA 01220, USA
Difficulty: Moderate/Challenging Elevation Gain: 2,700 ft Time Duration: 2 Days Group Size: 5
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Indian Council Caves Hike
Tue, Jul 24
Indian Council Caves
Jul 24, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Indian Council Caves, CT-219, Barkhamsted, CT 06063, USA
Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Gain: 200 ft Group Size: Open To All
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Backpacking Fundamentals & Skills In The Breadloaf Wilderness
Sat, Jul 14
Breadloaf Wilderness
Jul 14, 2018, 11:00 AM – Jul 15, 2018, 3:00 PM
Breadloaf Wilderness, Ripton, VT 05766, USA
Difficulty: Moderate/Challenging Elevation Gain: 3,500 ft Time Duration: 2 Days Group Size: 5
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White Mountains Backpacking Adventure
Sat, Jun 23
Franconia Range
Jun 23, 2018, 10:30 AM – Jun 24, 2018, 4:00 PM
Franconia Range, Franconia Range, Franconia, NH 03251, USA
Difficulty: Moderate/Challenging Elevation Gain: 5,866 ft Time Duration: 2 Days Group Size: 5
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National Trails Day Backpacking Adventure
Sat, Jun 02
Peak Mountain
Jun 02, 2018, 9:30 AM – Jun 03, 2018, 5:00 PM
Peak Mountain, Peak Mountain, East Granby, CT 06026, USA
Difficulty: Moderate/Challenging Elevation Gain: 4,698 ft Duration: 2 Days Group Size: 5
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Backpacking Fundamentals & Skills On The Appalachian Trail
Sat, May 19
Bear Mountain
May 19, 2018, 10:00 AM – May 20, 2018, 2:00 PM
Bear Mountain, Bear Mountain, Salisbury, CT 06068, USA
Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Gain: 2,903 ft Time Duration: 2 Days Group Size: 5
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5th Annual Barkhamsted Earth Day Nature Festival
Sun, Apr 29
Matthies Grove
Apr 29, 2018, 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Matthies Grove, 79 E River Rd, Riverton, CT 06065, USA
Duration: 4 1/2 Hours
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Story Hour: Wildlife Encounters
Thu, Apr 19
REI
Apr 19, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM
REI, 1587 Boston Post Rd, Milford, CT 06460, USA
Duration: 1 hour 45 mins
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Backpacking Fundamentals Clinic (1)
Sat, Apr 07
James L. Goodwin State Forest
Apr 07, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
James L. Goodwin State Forest, 23 Potter Rd, Hampton, CT 06247, USA
Duration: 2 hours
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Winter Backpacking Fundamentals Clinic (1)
Sat, Mar 10
James L. Goodwin State Forest
Mar 10, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
James L. Goodwin State Forest, 23 Potter Rd, Hampton, CT 06247, USA
For: Beginners, Intermediates & Experts Time: 2 hours
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Backpacking Fundamentals Clinic
Sat, Feb 03
South End Fire District Fire Chief
Feb 03, 2018, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
South End Fire District Fire Chief, 20 Antolini Rd, New Hartford, CT 06057, USA
Duration: 2 hours
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Rescheduled: First Day Hike On The AT
Sat, Jan 13
Great Falls Reservoir
Jan 13, 2018, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Great Falls Reservoir, Great Falls Reservoir, Salisbury, CT 06031, USA
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Elevation: 878 ft Duration: 4 hours
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Story Hour: Wildlife Encounters (1)
Thu, Jan 10
REI
Jan 10, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM
REI, 1587 Boston Post Rd, Milford, CT 06460, USA
Duration: 1 hour 45 mins
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