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

Special Events




Come and enjoy some great music at Winding Trails in the tranquil forest around Walton Pond. This series will highlight some of the great local musical talent we have in the area. Each evening will showcase three performers. Food and refreshments will be available for sale or feel free to bring you own. These programs will be held rain or shine. No registration is required.
Friday,August 25th in Boathouse Pavilion featuring Blackberry Jam, Sweetest Key, and Auburn Mode
Friday, Sept 8th in Boathouse Pavilion featuring Blackberry Jam, Nathan Day, and Steve Dedman
Time: 7:00pm
Fee: $6.00 for Nonmembers Adults, $4.00 for Nonmember Children ages 3 to 15
Member Discount Fee: Free

Join us for this popular annual event. It is the biggest and best event of the year. Fireworks, live band, inflatables, fried dough, ice cream, Snow Cones and more. (The Grille at Dunning will be open with a limited menu). No registration is required.
Date: Saturday, August 19th
Time: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: Festivities will be held in the Dunning Lake Area. Fireworks will go off at dark over the Lake

Winding Trails has worked with the Hartford Marathon to host the Women’s Triathlon for many years. This popular event consists of a 1/2-mile swim, 12-mile bike, and 5k run. Proceeds from this event support the Winding Trails’ Trails Fund. For further information and race registration, please visit
Date: Saturday, September 9th
Time: 7:30am – 12:00pm
Ages: Women 16 and older
Where: Dunning Lake Beach and Walton Beach
Fee: $90 Registration is handle through the Hartford Marathon Foundation

Winding Trails will be hosting the fifth annual cross country meet for middle and high school cross-country teams. This event will take place in the camp area and have athletes running through our trail system. In the past, we have had over 700 athletes participating and hundreds of spectators. Come out and cheer the kids on! For further information, check our website
Date: Saturday, September 23rd
Time: 7:30am start time
Where: Camp Area

Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm both days
Spend a beautiful fall day at Winding Trails. This event is for all ages and generations. Come and see over 90 custom built fairy and gnome dwellings set along a half-mile stroll through our wooded trails. Parents’ Choice Award author Tracy Kane, will be on hand reading and signing her books on Fairy Houses. After being inspired by Tracy and the tour, you are ready to build your own fairy house in the village. Using only natural material, you are free to create a place that is interesting, fun, cozy, inviting and uniquely yours. This type of activity connects the written word to the natural world. It teaches respect for nature. It excites children to explore the natural world and it provides a quiet time to observe and discover.
**Tickets are available at Winding Trails starting in July for $5 per person in advance and $8 day of. Hope to see you there!


Come and enjoy some of the regions best musical talent.  Two stages will be running all afternoon along with great food and drinks.  Early scheduled talent includes Kate Callahan, Girls From Ruby Falls, Plywood Cowboy, Hannah’s Field, Meredith Rose, Danah Merritt, Seth Adams, and Jeff Przech.  There will also be an open mic stage, free workshops, and more. This event is sponsored by Highland Park Markets, Wood N Tap, Loan Depot, and Telefunken.  This program will be held rain or shine. Ticket are required.
Date: Saturday, Ocotber 21, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Where: Winding Trails
Advance Ticket Sales:  $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 3-15.  Day of Tickets Sales: $15 for Adults and $8 for children 3-15. Winding Trails member get a $2 discount!

Tickets are available online by clicking  on


Winding Trails, and the Exchange Club of Farmington are teaming up to offer this annual Holiday Program. Bring the entire family out to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at their winter wonderland cottage, and make sure they bring their wish lists. While waiting to see Santa, enjoy a ride on the old-fashioned horse-drawn hayride, visit with some of Santa’s animals, decorate holiday cookies, and more. There will be plenty of holiday cheer. Registration is not required for this event. This program is open to Winding Trails’ members and Farmington residents only.
Date: Sunday, December 3rd
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Fee: One non-perishable food item (per person) to be donated to the local food bank- after all, ‘tis the Holiday season!

Give your child a thrill this holiday season by having Santa Claus give him/her a personal phone call. Imagine your child’s delight as St. Nick talks about what your child wants for Christmas, his/her best friends, or even his/her school teacher. Forms may be downloaded off our website or picked up in our Main Office. Information forms will be available starting Monday, November 20th. The deadline for all information sheets to be turned in is December 15th. Santa himself will make all calls between Dec. 18th and Dec. 22nd between the hours of 3:00pm and 7:00pm. Ho! Ho! Ho! This is a free, members only program.





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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.