SPECIAL EVENTS DO NOT REQUIRE REGISTRATION, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED
70TH ANNUAL CHILDREN’S FISHING DERBY
Get your casting arms ready! Children ages 5 to 15 are eligible to participate in this awesome annual event. Prizes will be awarded in two age groups and several different categories. Prizes in past derbies have included a bike, fishing rods and reels, camping gear, tackle boxes, and more. Participation is limited to Members, their guests, and Farmington residents only. Registration will be handled at the event upon arrival.
Date: Saturday, April 8th
Time: 8:00am – 11:00am
Ages: 5 – 15 years old
Where: Dunning Lake
Fee: No Charge (Food and worms will be available for a nominal fee)
23RD ANNUAL WINDING TRAILS FAT TIRE CLASSIC
Winding Trails, Inc. is proud to be a part of the Root 66 Northeast XC Mountain Bike Race Series. This series consists of 18 USA Cycling sanctioned events held at different venues around New England. This year we are also privileged to, again, be a part of the KENDA Cup East race series. This is a series of 5 races that will culminate in Walpole, MA in July. The 5-mile loop is designed on Winding Trails’ 12.5 mile trail system and includes wide-open trails, hills, and turns combined with sections of technical single track. Beginner/Cat 3, Sport/Cat 2, Expert/Cat 1, and Pro classes will run with a variety of age groups. Distances will vary according to each class. There will also be a special First Timers’ Race (just one lap) and a free short kids’ race. Proceeds from the event go to the Trails Fund. We will be using BikeReg for registrations for this race at www.bikereg.com. All levels of riders are encouraged to pre-register.
Date: Sunday, April 23rd
Time: Start times vary depending on race class
Children under 10 (participating in the kids race): Free
First Timer Race: $20.00
Pro*/Cat 1* Open, Cat 1/Singlespeed Cat 1*, Cat 2, and Singlespeed Open: $30.00
USA Cycling Member Fee Cat 3: $10.00
Non-USA Cycling Member Fee Cat 3: $20.00
Non-USA Cycling Member Fee: Cat 2: $40.00
There is an additional $10.00 fee for Day of Race Registration.
*You must be a USA CYCLING member to race in Cat 1 and Pro races.
TOUCH-A-TRUCK & PUBLIC SAFETY DAY
There will be plenty of trucks and other vehicles for you to explore on what is always one of the best days at Winding Trails. This event is open to everyone. No registration is required.
Date: Sunday, May 7th
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Where: Upper Parking Lots Fee: Free
ACOUSTIC NIGHTS AT WINDING TRAILS
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, May 12th in Nature’s Porch
Friday, June 9th in Boathouse Pavilion
Friday, July 7th in Boathouse Pavilion
Friday, Sept 8th – in Nature’s Porch
Fee: $6.00 for Nonmembers Adults, $4.00 for Nonmember Children ages 3 to 15
Member Discount Fee: Free
SUMMER FUN DROP IN EVENTS
Come enjoy fun summer activities every week at the beach! We will have fun activities including an ice cream social, arts and crafts, water balloon tosses, sand building contests, and many more. Each activity should last between 30 and 60 minutes. There will be a new activity every time you come! No need to sign up, just stop on by when you are at the beach! Craft activities have limited supply. No registration is required.
Days: Tuesday and Thursdays
Dates: June 27th to August 17th
Ages: 12 and Under
Where: Programs area, next to the basketball court
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT AT THE BOATHOUSE PAVILION
Come visit our new Boathouse Pavilion for a drop in movie during the summer. This is a great way to wind down your day at Winding Trails with a family movie in our newest pavilion with a view. Come on down and join us watching a movie on the BIG screen. This is a drop in event and no registration is required.
Movie: Finding Dory – rated PG
Date: Thursday, July 6th
Movie: Trolls – rated PG
Date: Thursday, August 3rd
Where: Boathouse Pavilion
LAST BLAST 2017
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!
HARTFORD MARATHON WOMEN’S TRIATHLON
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 www.hartfordmarathon.com.
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
NATURE’S OPEN HOUSE
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!
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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.