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

Registration

 


2020 Boat Rental Pass- $20

Purchase $20 worth of boat rentals for only $15! Please do not select every member of your family, just select one person but ALL members of household may use pass!


2020 Boat Rental Pass- $50

Purchase $50 worth of boat rentals for only $40! Please do not select every member of your family, just select one person but ALL members of household may use pass!


Acoustic Nights

We are very happy to be able to offer a special musical event at the camp amphitheater. Due to the COVID-19 situation, all participants much be preregistered, no walk-ins will be permitted. We are limited to 100 people and everyone must social distance. The event will be BYOB. No food or beverage will be available from Winding Trails. This event is open to Winding Trails members only and is free of charge.


American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course

Would you like to become a certified lifeguard? Participants who successfully complete the course will be certified in CPR, First Aid, Lifeguard Training and Waterfront Training. All candidates must be 15 years or older by the end of the last class. Prerequisite: 1st day is able to swim 550 yards continuously using only front crawl with rhythmic breathing and breaststroke; tread water for 2 minutes using legs only; swim 20 yards pick up brick and swim back with brick within 1 minutes and 49 seconds; and swim 5 yards submerged and retrieve three rings (5 yards apart). Registration is required one week before the start of class.


Archery Lessons

Come try this challenging and exciting sport. Candidates must be at least seven years of age. All classes will meet at the Archery Range near Walton Pond. Masks will be required by all staff and participants and social distancing will be enforced. Registration is required by 3 days prior to the start of each session. This program will be open to members only.


Birdwatching: Seasonal Events

Come join Blair Wlochowski, Winding Trails' volunteer birder, as we explore the Winding Trails' property to discover what birds are found here during the changing seasons. Learn tips on how to enhance your birding skills and work on your Bird Life List. The walks will travel through many habitat areas, so a good variety of birds are expected to be seen. Always dress for the weather and wear a good pair of walking shoes. Registration is required by three days prior to the start of the program. Masks will be required by all staff and participants and social distancing will be enforced. This program is for members only.


Despicable Me at the Polo Grounds

Attention Camp Families!! We are offering all of our Camp Families from every session an opportunity to go to the movies! Please join us for Despicable Me and do not forget to order your food from the Polo Club in advance! Bring lawn chairs (but no tents) and an FM radio or you may use your vehicle FM radio. If you are carpooling with another family, please let us know in the "Concerns" field of the registration. Rain Date is Thursday, August 13th.


Family Game Night

Bring your family for a game night at Winding Trails! Join us at the Boathouse Pavilion for food, trivia, board games, Bingo, and much more. Pizza, snacks, dessert, and beverages will be included. Masks will be required by all staff and participants (when not eating) and social distancing will be enforced. Don't miss out on the fun! Registration is required by August 3rd. This is a members only event.


Family Movie Night- Frozen 2

Let's go out to the movies! This is a great way to wind down your day at Winding Trails. Join us for a movie on the big screen with a view of the lake in the backdrop. Social distancing will be enforced. Please register by Thursday, July 30th. This is a members only event.


Nature Walks in the Afternoon

Join Miss Judy, Winding Trails naturalist, for an afternoon family nature walk. This walk is geared toward families with children that enjoy exploring all around the property. Each month, the walk will take your family to a different location for discovering a new topic. Based on the topic, we'll look for animals, catch a few, check out a hidden spot of the forest, observe how things grow, and much more. Be sure to wear good walking shoes and outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather. Registration is required by 3 days prior to the start of the program. Masks are required to be worn by all staff and participants. Social distancing will be enforced. This program is open for members only.


Nature Walks with Young Children

Join Miss Judy, Winding Trails' Naturalist, for a morning family nature walk geared toward families with your children. Each month, the walk will take your family to a different location, so a new topic can be explored through all your child's sense. Be prepared to watch for animals, touch a few of them, smell some cool things, and listen for fun sounds. So we can explore rain or shine, wear good walking shoes and outdoor clothes that are appropriate for the weather and can get wet or dirty. Registration is required by three days prior to the start of the session. Masks are required to be worn by all staff and participants and social distancing will be enforced. This program is open to members only.


Nature's Open House

Sponsored by the Alexander P. Franklin Foundation
Spend a beautiful fall day at Winding Trails. This event is for all ages and generations. Come and see over 90 custom built fairy houses set along a half mile stroll through our wooded trails. Did you always want to build fairy houses? We are looking for new village builders for 2020! Please contact Miss Judy at judy@windingtrails.org for more information.



Play & Stay Overnight

Who's ready to go camping? You bring the tent, sleeping bags and toiletries and we will do the rest! This program provides you and your family the opportunity to spend more quality time together and make memories your kids will cherish forever while enjoying dozens of activities and camping out at Winding Trails. A BBQ on Friday night (6:30pm - 7:30pm) and a continental breakfast on Saturday morning (7:00am - 8:30am) are included. Please note: social distancing will be enforced and masks will be required when social distancing is not possible. Registration is required by three days prior to the session date. Members Only Event.


Tiny Triathlon Series Weekly Registration

Tuesday, August 4th has been moved to Wednesday due to the storm.
This Registration is for weekly only, to register for the whole series go to Tiny Triathlon Series- Series Pass

We will be running a five week Tiny Tri series beginning Tuesday, July 14th and ending on August 11th. This series is open to members only and everyone must preregister by 3:00pm every Tuesday. This series will NOT be officially timed. Registration check in begins at 5pm. Distances are: 200 Yard Swim, 3 mile bike, 1 mile run.


Tiny Triathlon Series- Series Pass

We will be running a five week Tiny Tri series beginning Tuesday, July 14th and ending on August 11th. This series is open to members only and everyone must preregister by noon on Tuesday July 14th. This series will NOT be officially timed. Registration check in begins at 5pm. Distances are: 200 Yard Swim, 3 mile bike, 1 mile run
This registration is for the full series only, to register for weekly races go to the Triathlon Series Weekly Registration.


Trail Running Series

For 5 weeks on Tuesday nights, there will be a short course (5k) and a long course (10k) race. Awards will be given out at the final race. The top three overall in each age group (male and female on each course) will be recognized. Online registration only, no day of registration will be allowed. For 2020, this program will be members only and social distancing will be enforced.


Triathlon Series Weekly Registration

This Registration is for weekly only, to register for the whole series go to Triathlon Series- Series Pass
Tuesday, August 4th has been moved to Wednesday due to the storm.
We will be running a five week series beginning Tuesday, July 14th and ending on August 11th. This series is open to members only and everyone must preregister 3:00pm every Tuesday. This series will NOT be officially timed. Registration check in opens at 5pm. Distances are: 1/4 mile swim, 4.5 mile bike, 3.1 mile trail run


Triathlon Series- Series Pass

We will be running a five week series beginning Tuesday, July 14th and ending on August 11th. This series is open to members only and everyone must preregister by noon on Tuesday July 14th. This series will NOT be officially timed. Registration check in opens at 5pm. Distances are: 1/4 mile swim, 4.5 mile bike, 3.1 mile trail run
This registration is for the full series only, to register for weekly races go to the Triathlon Series Weekly Registration.

 

 

Your Backyard...The Way It Should Be

 

 

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.