Fostering a Love for the Outdoors / Creating a Sense of Community / Developing Leadership and Life Skills


860.677.8458


50 Winding Trails Drive, Farmington, CT 06032

Fostering a Love for the Outdoors / Creating a Sense of Community / Developing Leadership and Life Skills


860.677.8458


50 Winding Trails Drive, Farmington, CT 06032

Programs

 

With the ever-changing environment around COVID-19, we are unsure at this time what programs will be able to safely run. We are hoping to be able to offer all of these programs in some form, but will keep these pages updated with changes as needed.

Adult Drop-In Hockey

Why let the kids have all the fun? If you have played hockey before or have an interest in playing hockey, join us for this recreational pond hockey under the lights on Walton Pond. Interested participants are recommended to wear protective gear. Registration is required at least 3 days prior to the start of the program.


After School Gliders

Learn the sport of cross country skiing with this fun based four session class designed for kids. Your child will learn the basics of cross country skiing. Skis, poles and boots will be provided. Classes are held weather permitting. Please registered by 3 days prior to the start of the program.


Evening Ski Tours for Adults

Skiing under the stars! Does this atmosphere sounds good to you? If so, then you'll want to join us for this unique program. Weather permitting, fellow skiers will gather the first Friday of the month for a special guided ski tour of our trail system. The warmth of a roaring fire, light fare and conversation will follow. This program is not for beginner skiers. Please register by the Thursday prior to the event.


Explore the Night Walk

Miss Judy invites you for a fun night of learning in the great outdoors. The evening format will include an inside introduction to maple sugaring, an outside walk to explore our sugaring cove, cooking a maple syrup recipe from scratch, enjoying a warm fire, and safely socializing with other explorers. Dress in layers for the weather. Please register by 3 days prior to the program. Members only.


Families Exploring Nature

This winter, families with older children will join Miss Judy for a fun Saturday afternoon of learning something new about the great outdoors. The program format is an introduction about the day's topic followed by a hands-on outdoor activity to ty out what you have learned. Dress is layers and wear appropriate shoes. January and February programs will have activities based on the weather (exploring ice, snow fort building, hiking, etc.) March's program will be on the maple sugaring process. Please register by 3 days prior to the start of the program. Members only.


Family Skate Night at Walton Pond

Join us on Walton Pond for an evening of fun under the lights! There will be music, a roaring fire, hot chocolate, hot dogs and more. This program will be held weather permitting. Please register by three days prior to the program. This is a FREE members only program and due to COVID regulations, space is extremely limited.
Snow dates:
Session 1: January 16th
Session 2: February 13th


Kid's Night Out

This is the ultimate night out for any kid! Tons of games, pizza, an ice cream sundae bar, a big screen movie and endless amounts of fun await you here at the Trails! Social distancing will be enforced and masks are required. Please register by three days prior to the start of the program. Members only.


Learn to Skate Clinic- 6-9 Year Olds

Your child can begin to learn the wonderful sport of ice skating! This fun-based four session class will involve getting your child up and around on skates. The basics of forward and backward skating, turning, and stopping will be covered. Children must have their own skates, or rent skates from us. If you need to rent skates, please email kim@windingtrails.org to set that up, after you have registered. Single blade skates only, please. Helmets are recommended. Please register by 3 days prior to the start of the program.
** Date change for session 1**


Learn to Skate Clinics- 4 & 5 Year Olds

Your child can begin to learn the wonderful sport of ice skating! This fun-based four session class will involve getting your child up and around on skates. The basics of forward and backward skating, turning, and stopping will be covered. Children must have their own skates, or rent skates from us. If you need to rent skates, please email kim@windingtrails.org to set that up, after you have registered. Single blade skates only, please. Helmets are recommended. Please register by 3 days prior to the start of the program.
**Date change for Session 1**


Learn, Ski & Lunch

Come for a cross country ski program and stay for lunch. If you have never cross country skies or need a refresher, this is a great program for you. This program includes rental equipment, a lesson, and lunch. Space is limited, and the program is held weather permitting. Lunch will be provided from our snack bar. Registration is required by 3 days prior to the program. Members only, please.


Little Gliders

Your child can begin to learn the sport of cross country skiing with this fun based four session class designed for young kids. Your child will learn the basics of cross country skiing on level terrain and become familiar with skiing on the snow. Skis and boots will be provided. Helmets must be worn. This program will be held, weather permitting. Please register by 3 days prior to the start of the program.


Little Kids Exploring Nature

This winter, young children six and under will join Miss Judy with their families for a fun Saturday morning of learning something new about the great outdoors. The program format is an introduction to the days topic followed by hands-on outdoor activity to try out what you learned. Dress in layers and appropriate walking shoes. January & February programs will have activities based on the weather (exploring ice, building snow forts, hiking, etc.) The March program will cover the entire maple sugaring process from taping the trees to boiling down the sap. Please register by three days prior to the start of the program. Members only, please.


Members Cross Country Ski Lesson

There are still members who have never been out on our trails on skis! For those of you who have never tried, but would like to, we invite you to come out for a one hour group lesson. The fee covers ski equipment rental and the lesson. Space is limited and social distancing will be enforced. Program is held, weather permitting. Please register by three days prior to the start of the program.


Never Stop Learning

This winter begins a new series of programs for adult life learners that enjoy getting out and about in nature. Join Miss Judy for an interesting Sunday afternoon learning something new about the great outdoors. The program format changes based on the topic and includes exploring the trails and shorelines throughout the property. The January program will be exploring the many aspects that water takes in winter from ice to snow and all phases in between. In February, we will cover how animals of Winding Trails survive the winter. For March, we will be discovering the entire maple sugaring process. registration is required three days prior to the start of the program. Members only please.


Pilates Class at Nature's Porch

Come and enjoy a Pilates class at Nature's Porch! Instructor Lisa McMahon has been teaching Pilates and group exercise classes for 14 years throughout the Farmington Valley. She has also been a licensed physical therapist for the last 19 years. You will need to provide your own mat and water bottle. You will also need to wear a mask and social distancing will be enforced. Please register by three days prior to the start of the program.


Tuesday Night Fitness Training Series for Adults

Novice to expert, young or old, all ski enthusiasts are encouraged to join us on Tuesday evenings, weather permitting, for an evening of skiing or snowshoeing. You have the option of racing others, racing for personal time, or simply getting out in the snow for your own fitness. The Ski Center will be open for your convenience. Rentals will also be available. Registration is required by noon the day of the event.


Winter Little Adventures 4-5 Year Olds

Join the fun! Each week your child will spend time doing a variety of activities such as outdoor bouldering wall, snow fort building, ice skating or tubing as well as participating in team building activities and other winter themed programs. Activity choice each week will depend on the weather. Please register by three days prior to the start of the program.


Winter Little Adventures- 6 & 7 Year Olds

Join the fun! Each week your child will spend 60 minutes doing a variety of activities such as outdoor bouldering wall, snow fort building, ice skating or tubing as well as participating in team building activities and other winter themed programs. Activity choice each week will depend on the weather. Please register by three days prior to the start of the program.

PROGRAM DISCLAIMER: With the ever changing environment around COVID-19, we are unsure at this time what programs we will be able to safely run. We are hoping to be able to offer all these programs, but will update with changes as necessary.

 

 

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Winding Trails

50 Winding Trails Drive, Farmington, CT 06032

Phone 860.677.8458

Winding Trails, Inc. is a non-profit organization serving people from Farmington and surrounding communities, providing year round recreational and educational activities for the enjoyment and growth of families and individuals of all ages. Winding Trails is dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of the natural woodlands and waterways that allow outdoor programming, character development, and other activities that strengthen the lives of those we serve.