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Connecticut Walk Book
The Complete Guide to Connecticut’s Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails
Connecticut Forest and Park Association

2017 • 384 pp. 122 color maps; 5 ads; 1 legend; 1 blazes 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Hiking / New England Travel / Hikes & Walks

$30.00 Paperback, 978-0-8195-7714-6
$24.00 Ebook, 978-0-8195-7822-8

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“One of the greatest ways to explore Connecticut’s natural beauty is on foot along the scores of hiking routes … The 20th edition of the [Connecticut Forest and Park Association]’s Connecticut Walk Book was released in June, and is a comprehensive guide to these epic trails.”—Erik Ofgang, Connecticut Magazine

The ultimate guide to Connecticut’s extensive public trails system

Lace up your boots and experience some of the best hiking in New England. Whether you are a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you'll find trails suited to every ability and interest. The Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) maintains over 825 miles of Blue-Blazed Trails in Connecticut, trails that wind through state parks and forests, land trusts, and across private land. The Connecticut Walk Book is a comprehensive guide to these trails, including detailed, full-color maps, mileage/destination tables, and a lay-flat design for ease of use. In this twentieth edition of the Connecticut Walk Book you will find descriptions of the hikes with maps that are clear and easy to read and follow, parking information, and trip-planning essentials that will bring you to every trail.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“The comprehensive guide features detailed descriptions and easy-to-follow full-color maps for … over 825 miles of blue-blazed trails.”—Laurie Kenney, Wesleyan Connection

“There are more than 825 miles of Connecticut Forest & Park Association Blue-Blazed Trails across Connecticut. That’s 825 miles of trails you can’t get lost on if you have the Connecticut Walk Book as your guide. That’s 825 miles of trails you will never have to ask directions for. I still have my frayed and tattered copy my dad gave me so many years ago. The guide is a handy way for newcomers and old-timers alike to explore the state by making their own loop trails or out-and-back paths. Don’t go into the natural world without it.”  —Peter Marteka, Hartford Courant Staff Writer/Nature Columnist

The Connecticut Walk Book is the one essential guide for hikers. Great maps and concise, clear, accurate text give you everything you need to explore the state's wonderful network of major trails, more than 800 miles of them. It is truly a must-have.”—Steve Grant, longtime Connecticut nature writer

“Whether you aim to hike, walk, amble, jog, meander, scamper or scramble, the Connecticut Walk Book will help you set your feet on the right path. Filled with detailed descriptions and directions to the 900 miles of blue-blazed trails across the state, this 20-year anniversary edition should become a well-worn guidebook in the libraries of everyone who values time outdoors and the joy of discovering the wealth of natural riches in this small state.” —Judy Benson, The Day

THE CONNECTICUT FOREST & PARK ASSOCIATION (CFPA) is the first private, nonprofit, member-based organization established in Connecticut, and the founder and maintainer of over 825 miles of Blue-Blazed Hiking Trails. In 1929, CFPA’s Trails Committee proposed a radical idea—establish and maintain hundreds of miles of walking trails by a workforce of volunteers organized and trained by CFPA. Now, 90 years later, this idea is still being carried forward by volunteers, members, partners, CFPA staff, and many landowners who have joined forces over time to maintain, improve, and expand the “Blue Trails.” CFPA’s mission is to connect people to the land in order to protect forests, parks, and trails for current and future generations to enjoy.

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Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:39:56 -0500