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

Special Events

 

SPECIAL EVENTS DO NOT REQUIRE REGISTRATION, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED

 

71ST 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 14th
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)

24TH ANNUAL WINDING TRAILS FAT TIRE CLASSIC
Winding Trails, Inc. is proud to be a part of the Connecticut XC Mountain Bike Race Series. This series consists of 5 USA Cycling sanctioned events held at different venues around the state. 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 Winding Trails Endowment Fund at the Hartford Foundation. Call 860-677-8458 or visit our website www.windingtrails.org for race flyer and information. 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 22nd
Time: Start times vary depending on race class
Fees:
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

TOUCH-A-TRUCK
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. No registration required.
Date: Sunday, May 6th
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Where: Upper Parking Lots Fee: FREE

WINDING TRAILS NIGHT AT THE HARTFORD YARD GOATS
Come join Winding Trails while we enjoy watching America’s favorite pastime at Dunkin Donuts Park in Hartford! We have a limited number of seats available for purchase in our Main Office. The seats are pat of The Hartford Terrace and also has access to the Yard Goats Club which is located upstairs behind home plate and is climate controlled with couches, TVs, and a full bar. With the purchse of a ticket, you will receive $2 of loaded value on each ticket. This loaded value will be scanned off your ticket and gives everyone $2 to use towards concessions or the team store. Get your tickets now by calling our Main Office or stopping by!
Date of Game: Satuday, May 19th
Time: 6:05pm
Member fee: $16.00 per ticket

ACOUSTIC NIGHTS AT WINDING TRAILS
Come and enjoy some great music at Winding Trails in the tranquil serenity of the forest. 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. Registration is not required.
Dates:
Friday, May 11th in Nature’s Porch Performers: Blackberry Jam, Cullen Gray and Lara Herscovitch
Friday, June 1st in Boathouse Pavilion Performers: Blackberry Jam, Lena Rich and Jeff Blaney
Friday, July 6th in Boathouse Pavilion Performers: Blackberry Jam, Podunk Throwbacks and Hannah’s Field
Friday, August 24th in Boathouse Pavilion Performers: Blackberry Jam, Seth Adam and Auburn Mode
Friday, September 7th in Boathouse Pavilion Performers: Blackberry Jam, Bill Benson and Plywood Cowboy
Time: 7:00pm
Place: Nature’s Porch or Boathouse Pavilion (Check Dates)
Ages: All Ages
Fee: $7.00 for Nonmembers Adults $5.00 for Nonmember Children ages 3 to 15
Member Discount Fee: FREE

NATURE MOVIE NIGHT: PLANET EARTH I … FRESHWATER HABITATS
Come visit Nature’s Porch 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. This is a drop-in event and no registration is required so come on down and join us watching a movie on the Porch TV. This is a member only drop in program.
Date: Friday, July 20th
Time: 6:00-7:30 pm
Where: Nature’s Porch
Ages: Family
Member 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.
Days: Tuesday and Thursdays
Dates: June 26th to August 16th
Time: 1:30pm
Ages: 12 and Under
Where: Programs area, next to the basketball court
Fee: Free

LAST BLAST 2018
Join us for this popular annual event. It is the biggest and best event of the year. Fireworks, DJ, inflatables, fried dough, popcorn, Snow Cones and more. (The Grille at Dunning will be open with a limited menu). No registration is required.
Date: Saturday, August 18th
Time: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: Festivities will be held in the Dunning Lake Area. Fireworks will go off after dark!

 

 

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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.