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


50 Winding Trails Drive, Farmington, CT 06032

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


50 Winding Trails Drive, Farmington, CT 06032



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. This fun based 5-session class will be a group cross-country ski lesson specially designed for kids. Your child will learn the basics of cross-country skiing on level terrain and become familiar with the snow. Skis, poles and boots will be provided. Classes meet at Garmany Hall Ski Center weather permitting.

Arts & Crafts for Preschoolers

Come join us for a fun filled creative class that will stir your preschooler's imaginations. Every week your child will enjoy an hour of creative arts and crafts projects that they will be able to take home and show off to the entire family.

Evening Ski Tours for Adults

Skiing under the stars! Does this atmosphere sound good to you? If you answered yes, then you'll want to join us for this unique program. Weather permitting, fellow skiers will gather the 1st 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 nocturnal trek. This program is not for beginner skiers. (Weather permitting) Registration is required by noon, Thursday prior to the event.

Explore the Night Walks

Miss Judy invites you to bring your friends and family for a fun night of learning about the great outdoors. The general format includes an inside introduction to the evening program, an outside walk, a warm fire with S'mores or something baked in the fire, a short walk outside to check the night sky, and of course family socializing with other night explorers. Dress in layers for the weather conditions that day -- it can get very cold on these winter nights.
In January, we will prepare for the Total Lunar Eclipse occurring on January 20th to 21st. In February, we will explore winter as Nature provides and watch the waxing moon as it becomes the 2nd Supermoon of 2019. Hopefully, we will enjoy some snowshoeing and ice skating. In March, we will explore the world of maple sugaring.

Free Member Cross Country Ski Lesson

There are still members who have never been out on skis, so for those of you who have never tried, but would like to, we invite you to come out for a 1 hour free group lesson. There is a fee for rental equipment. Space is limited. This program will be held weather permitting. Fees for rental equipment are $17 for adults, $12 for kids and can be paid at the event.

Indoor Cycling/Spinning

Looking for a great cardio workout? Spinning offers the calorie burning, energy enhancing, stress decreasing overall workout that is easy on the joints. This is a 12-week program that will be sure to help you stay in or get into shape. Indoor cycling allows you the opportunity to work hard and have fun while you spin to your favorite tunes. You provide comfortable workout attire, sneakers or SPD compatible shoes, H2O, towel and desire.
Weekday AM Instructor: Jimena Florit Dolzadelli
Weekday PM & Saturday Instructor: Sharon McHale

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. This program has evolved into a very popular kid's event and space fills up quickly. So parents plan your night out and send the kids here for theirs. Head on over to the Trails for a night out that you will never forget. Sorry, parents not allowed! Please bring clothing that is appropriate for outdoor (weather dependent) and indoor play as well as provide a sleeping bag/blanket and pillow for the movie.

Nature's Secrets

This winter join Miss Judy for a fun Saturday of learning something new about the great outdoors. The program format is an indoor introduction about the day's topic followed by a hands-on outdoor activity to try out what you learned. The morning session will have activities for families with young children. The afternoon session will be for anyone that enjoys walking. Dress in layers so you can be comfortable during the indoor introduction and warm enough for the outdoor activity.
The February program will have us exploring the winter landscape. The activities will be based on the weather -- checking out ice on the pond or building a snow fort or taking a hike. In March, we will be experiencing the entire maple sugaring process from taping the trees to boiling down the sap into syrup.
Come prepared to explore and have fun! Look forward to an exciting winter season!


We are pleased to have Riverside Reptiles returning to offer us a new program, SNAKES! Learn about these fascinating but often misunderstood reptiles. How do they locate prey? How do they eat? How big do they grow? Meet numerous species of snakes from a variety of locations. Learn about our native species and what we can do to conserve their habitat and ensure their survival.

Spring Luncheon- Snakes of Connecticut

Join us for an early spring luncheon and enjoy the company of your fellow members. We will begin the program with a presentation on the Snakes of Connecticut by Brian Kleinman of Riverside Reptiles. He will answer the proverbial questions about local snakes through a PowerPoint about Connecticut's 14 species. It will be followed by us meeting 8 different snakes, including the infamous Northern Copperhead. A lunch will follow the presentation.

Tuesday Night Fitness Training Series

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. We will also have Petzl headlamps and Suunto GPS watches to demo. Registration is required by noon on Tuesday, please pay at ski center.



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Winding Trails

50 Winding Trails Drive, Farmington, CT 06032

Phone 860.677.8458    Fax 860.676.9407

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.