A Free Trails Fund Program We are pleased to have Harris in Wonderland of Avon returning with a fascinating educational amphibian and reptile presentation that includes a selection of 15 to 20 different species from around the world. Discover the Corn Snake of the Southeastern U.S. Marvel at the Dart Frog of the Amazon. Meet the Australian Bearded Dragon and Giant Spur-Thighed Tortoise of Sub-Saharan Africa. This amazing group of creatures will visit to highlight this great diversity of life! Don't miss this opportunity to get an up-close view of some of these awesome creatures from around the globe.
Come join Blair Wlochowski, Winding Trails' volunteer birder, as we explore the Winding Trails property watching the changing population of birds as the seasons progress from spring through summer. Learn tips on how to enhance your birding skills and work on your bird list.
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 9 week program that will help you to stay in, or get into, shape. Indoor cycling allows you the opportunity to work hard and have fun wile you spin to your favorite tunes. You provide comfortable workout attire, sneakers, and water. We will provide everything else! Registration is required three days in advance. Instructor: Sharon McHale
Get outside on Saturday evenings with Miss Judy, Winding Trails' naturalist, for an educational walk that includes some hands-on activities with your family and friends. After the walk, return to make a fire, roast a few marshmallows, and enjoy some lively conversation about the night findings. Once it becomes fully dark, we walk to the recreation fields to view the night sky for seasonal constellation identification and to view special celestial events. Come prepared with walking shoes, clothes for the weather. Bring your binoculars and/or telescopes for night viewing; and red light flashlights, so we can see as we walk and not disturb the wildlife. Registration is required by 3 days prior to the start of the program.
Come and enjoy some great music at Winding Trails in the tranquil forest around Walton Pond. This festival will highlight some of the great local musical talent we have in the area. There will also be an open mic contest! Food and refreshments will be available for sale or feel free to bring you own. These programs will be held rain or shine. Musical acts include: The Hot Flashes, Belle of the Fall, The Wool Hats String Band, Brian Dolzani, Pat Stone and The Dirty Boots, Peter Lehndorff, Coffee Grinders, Auburn Mode, Sweetest Key, Eric Paradine, The Bombay Oysters, Horizon Blue, Krista Johnson and Blackberry Jam. Gates open at 10am. Please note that tickets purchased at the gate will be $15 for adults and $8 for children. Winding Trails members will receive a $2 discount. Sorry No Pets Allowed. Included with your festival ticket: Song Contest (email Kim@windingtrails.org to enter), a songwriting workshop and a vocal workshop. More information can be found on our special events page.
Calling all goblins, ghosts, and witches! Come join Winding Trails for the third annual Haunted Trails! Enjoy a 15 minute haunted hay ride in the trails. There will also be Halloween crafts, games, pumpkins to carve (until 6:30), a movie and some light refreshments in Garmany Hall. Please make sure you sign up for one session, and arrive a little before the start time. Sessions 1-5 will be in the daylight, for those that would not like to ride in the dark. Space is limited! Registration is required by 3 days prior to the start of the program.
If you would like to volunteer to be a part of our Haunted Trails Scare Team, please call Bailey at 860-677-8458 ext. 11
This is the ultimate night out for any kid! Tons of fun games & crafts, a giant pizza party, 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 parent's, plan your night out and send the kid's here for theirs. Head on over to the Trails for a night out that you will never forget. Sorry, parent's not allowed! Please bring clothing that is appropriate for outdoor and indoor play as well as provide a sleeping bag/blanket and pillow for the movie. Registration is required by 3 days prior to the start of the program.
A soccer program for boys and girls, ages 4 & 5, will provide instruction in the fundamentals of the game of soccer. Skills and exercises will be presented with the emphasis on FUN! Registration is required by 3 days prior to the start of the program. Session one- no class on Columbus Day.
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 9 week program that will help you to stay in, or get into, shape. Indoor cycling allows you the opportunity to work hard and have fun wile you spin to your favorite tunes. You provide comfortable workout attire, sneakers, and water. We will provide everything else! Instructor: Jimena Dolzadelli
Join Miss Judy, Winding Trails naturalist, for an afternoon family nature walk once a month that will explore a different topic and location appropriate for the changing fall season. Some walks will travel to a location where an activity will be held while other walks will observe seasonal wildlife and participate in activities during the walk. These informal programs are for all ages, so come prepared with good walking shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Registration is required by 3 days prior to the start of the program.
Saturday Morning Families with Young Children Walks
This program is for an adult with their child or children to explore different aspects of nature and seasons with Miss Judy, the Winding Trails' naturalist. Dress with good walking shoes and choose clothes that can get dirty and are appropriate for the weather so we can explore rain or shine. Registration is required by 3 days prior to the start of the program.
A soccer program for boys and girls will provide very basic instruction in the fundamentals of the game of soccer. Skills and exercise will be presented with the emphasis on FUN! Registration is required by 3 days prior to the start of the program. Session one- no class on Columbus Day.
Try your luck and skill in this annual Thanksgiving event. You and your entire family will follow clues around our very own trail system in hopes of being the quickest to find our fleeing fowl. We will have two divisions. Session one for those up for a challenging trail run and session two for those looking for a nice walk in the woods. Please choose which division best suits your family as Tom Turkey will be watching! The winning family will leave with a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner! Registration is required by 3 days prior to the start of the program.
**Please note: Session One is the fast-paced hunt and Session Two is the walking hunt.
Come join Miss Judy for a casual exploration as we walk along some of our many trails. We'll talk about what we see or some nature topics in the news. Sometimes we'll stop to gawk at an interesting find alongside a trail. A different route and topic is planned for each day. Always dress for the weather and wear a good pair of walking shoes. Registration is required by 3 days prior to the start of each session.
This club is ideal for all running abilities. From novice to well-seasoned trail runners. This program will teach you how to build up your stamina on the trails and eventually run longer and more comfortably. Running trails are easier on the joints and works all muscle groups all while building up your cardio fitness. For the beginner, you will learn how to navigate the trails and have fun. This club is about having fun, enjoying nature, meeting new trail runners, building friendships, and finding a new kind of running. Each week you will learn a new skill on how to better your running. All abilities welcomed, no special equipment required. We run in all kinds of weather. Instructor: Thea Collins
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.