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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

Find us on facebook

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

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With the ever-changing environment around COVID-19, we are unsure at this time what programs will be able to safely run. We are hoping to be able to offer all of these programs in some form, but will keep these pages updated with changes as needed.

Adult Drop-In Hockey

Why let the kids have all the fun? If you have played hockey before or have an interest in playing hockey, join us for this recreational "pond" hockey under the lights on Walton Pond. Interested participants are recommended to wear protective gear. Registration is required at least 3 days prior to the start of the program.


After School Gliders

Learn the sport of cross-country skiing. This fun based 4-session program will be a group cross-country ski lesson specially designed for kids. Your child will learn the basics of cross-country skiing on level terrain and become familiar with the snow. Skis, poles and boots will be provided. Helmets are recommended. Classes meet at Garmany Hall Ski Center weather permitting. Registration is required by 3 days prior.


American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED/Training

The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age - adults (12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age). Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years This is a blended learning class, with an online requirement before the class starts. A processing fee to the Red Cross is required when registering for the online portion. Registration is required by Thursday, January 6th.


Arts & Crafts for Preschoolers

Come join us for a fun filled creative class that will stir your preschooler's imagination. Every week your child will enjoy 45 minutes of creative arts and crafts projects that they will be able to take home and show off to the entire family. Registration is required by Monday, January 4th.


C.A.R.E. Ice Fishing Class & Practice

The Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education (C.A.R.E.) Program offers a free in-depth ice fishing class that introduces you to the wonders of water, fish, and fishing during the winter. Miss Judy and other state-certified volunteer instructors will pass along the knowledge they have learned through years of angling. The morning class includes a video, hands-on demonstrations with the equipment, how to stay safe on the ice, and additional activities that will teach and entertain youths and adults alike. If ice conditions are safe, an outside ice fishing practice will be offered in the afternoon. All equipment is provided for your use. It is especially important to dress in layers for the weather conditions and to wear boots for afternoon practice -- no sneakers are allowed. Lunch break is from 11:30 to noon. (lunch not provided).
Please register by Monday, January 10th.


Cross Country Ski Family Season Pass

This pass is for nonmembers only. 2022 Members of Winding Trails do not need to register for this program, membership entitles you to this activity.
We will open when we receive at least 6 inches of snow and will be open as conditions allow through mid-March. 20km of trails groomed and tracked. Rental skis are available and Retail shop to purchase equipment. Ski Lodge will be open this year for the snack bar and relaxing by the fire.
This pass is for up to four family members, additional members are $50.00 each.


Cross Country Ski Individual Season Pass

This pass is for nonmembers only. 2022 Members of Winding Trails do not need to register for this program, membership entitles you to this activity.
We will open when we receive at least 6 inches of snow and will be open as conditions allow through mid-March. 20km of trails groomed and tracked. Rental skis are available and Retail shop to purchase equipment. Ski Lodge will be open this year for the snack bar and relaxing by the fire.


Cross Country Ski Senior Season Pass

This pass is for nonmembers only. 2022 Members of Winding Trails do not need to register for this program, membership entitles you to this activity.
We will open when we receive at least 6 inches of snow and will be open as conditions allow through mid-March. 20km of trails groomed and tracked. Rental skis are available and Retail shop to purchase equipment. Ski Lodge will be open this year for the snack bar and relaxing by the fire.
This pass is for individuals 62 years and up.


Evening Indoor Cycling/Spinning

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 10 -week program that will sure help you stay or get into shape. Indoor cycling allows you the opportunity to work hard and have fun while you spin to your favorite tunes. You provide comfortable workout attire, sneakers or SPD compatible shoes, H2O, towel and desire. Registration is required by 3 days prior to the start of each session.


Evening Ski Tours for Adults

Skiing under the stars! Does this atmosphere sound good to you? If you answered yes, then you'll want to join us for this unique program. Weather permitting, fellow skiers will gather
the 1st Friday of the month for a special guided ski tour of our trail system. The warmth of a roaring fire, light fare and conversation will follow this nocturnal trek. This program is not for beginner skiers. (Weather permitting) Registration is required by noon, Thursday prior to the event.


Fall Evening Indoor Cycling/Spinning

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 12 week program that will help you stay or get in shape. Indoor cycling allows you the opportunity to work hard and have fun while you spin to your favorite tunes. You provide comfortable workout attires, sneaks, H20, towel and desire!


Families Exploring Nature

This winter families with children 7 years and older will join Miss Judy for a fun Saturday afternoon of learning something new about the great outdoors. The program format is
an introduction about the day's topic followed by a hands-on outdoor activity to try out what you learned. Dress in layers and appropriate boots so you can be comfortable during all activity. The January and February programs will have activities based on the weather -checking out ice on the pond or building a snow fort or taking a hike. In March, we will be experiencing the entire maple sugaring process from taping the trees to boiling down the sap into syrup. Come prepared to explore and have fun! Look forward to an exciting winter season! Registration is required 3 days before the date of the event.


Family Skate Night at Walton Pond

Join us on Walton Pond for an evening of fun under the lights. There will be music, a roaring fire, hot chocolate, hotdogs, and more. This program will be held weather permitting. Registration is required at least 3 days prior to the start of the program. This is a free member only program. Snow date: Saturday February 12th.


Free Member Cross Country Ski Lesson

There are still members who have never been out on skis, so for those of you who have never tried, but would like to, we invite you to come out for a 1-hour free group lesson. There is
a fee for rental equipment. Space is limited. This program will be held weather permitting. Registration is required at least 3 days prior to the start of the program. This is a member only program. The snow date for Session I - snow date January 22nd and Session II- snow date February 13th


Holiday Open House New Registration

Winding Trails and the Exchange Club of Farmington once again sponsor this popular holiday event. For over thirty years, Santa and Mrs. Claus visit their winter cottage at Winding Trails and give all the children a chance to put in their holiday requests. Bring the entire family out to visit and enjoy the holiday season. While waiting to see Santa, visit with some of Santa's animals, decorate holiday cookies, make crafts, and take a ride on our tractor drawn hayride. There will also be a special holiday magic show every hour. This program is open to Winding Trails members and Farmington residents only. Registration is required by December 2nd. Program fee is one non-perishable food item per person to be donated to the local food bank.


I'm a New Member, Now What? Virtual Meeting

Join us for an evening of exploration about everything that Winding Trails has to offer you. Learn how to get the most out of your membership and find out about all the great
opportunities that await you. You will learn about our history, our future, how monies are spent, program registration, guest policies, special events and programs, summer day camp, our cross-country ski center, and much more. Meet some of the park's key staff members and ask any questions you may have. This is a great orientation event for any new member or just a great opportunity for returning members to learn more about the facility. There is no fee for this event, but you will need access to Zoom. Registration is required at least 3 days prior to the start of the program.


Kid's Night Out

This is the ultimate night out for any kid! Tons of games, pizza, 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, parents plan your night out and send the kids here for theirs. Head on over to the Trails for a night out that you will never forget. Sorry, parents not allowed! Please bring clothing that is appropriate for outdoor (weather dependent) and indoor play as well as provide a sleeping bag/blanket and pillow for the movie. Registration is required by 3 days prior.


Learn to Skate Clinic 4-5 Year Olds

Your child can begin to learn the wonderful sport of ice skating. This fun based 4-session class will involve getting your children up and around on skates. The basics of forward and backward skating, turning, and stopping will be covered. Children must have their own skates or rent. (If you need to rent skates, please call ahead to arrange for them.) Single blade
skates only please, and don't forget to have them sharpened! Helmets are recommended. Registration is required by 3 days prior to start of session.


Learn to Skate Clinic 6-9 Year Olds

Your child can begin to learn the wonderful sport of ice skating. This fun based 4-session class will involve getting your children up and around on skates. The basics of forward and backward skating, turning, and stopping will be covered. Children must have their own skates or rent. (If you need to rent skates, please call ahead to arrange for them.) Single blade skates only please, and don't forget to have them sharpened! Helmets are recommended. Registration is required by 3 days prior to start of session.


Learn, Ski, Lunch

Come for a cross country ski program and stay for lunch. If you have never cross country skied or need a refresher this is a great program for you. This program includes rental equipment, a lesson, and lunch. Space is limited, and program is held weather permitting. Lunch will be provided from our snack bar. Registration is required by 3 days prior.
If there is no snow, Thursday, January 20th.


Little Gliders

4- to 5-year-olds can begin to learn the sport of cross-country skiing. This fun based 4-session program will be a group cross-country ski lesson specially designed for kids. Your
child will learn the basics of cross-country skiing on level terrain and become familiar with the snow. Skis and boots will be provided. Helmets are recommended. Classes meet at Garmany Hall Ski Center. Weather permitting. Registration is required by 3 days prior to start of session.


Little Kids Exploring Nature

This winter young children 6 years old and under and their families will join Miss Judy for a fun Saturday morning of learning something new about the great outdoors. The program
format is an introduction about the day's topic followed by a hands-on outdoor activity to try out what you learned. Dress in layers and appropriate boots so you can be comfortable during all activities. The January and February programs will have activities based on the weather -- checking out ice on the pond or building a snow fort or taking a hike. In March, we will be experiencing the entire maple sugaring process from taping the trees to boiling down the sap into syrup. Come prepared to explore and have fun! Look forward to an exciting winter season! Registration is required 3 days before the date of the event.


Snow Building Contest

Calling all winter enthusiasts. Gather the family together and make your most creative snow sculpture. Build the traditional snowman or some other mystical creature. Awards will be given In several categories. Hot chocolate and refreshments will be served. This program will definitely depend on the weather and space is limited. Registration is required at least 3 days prior to the start of the program. This is a free member only program. Snow Date: Saturday March 5th.


Trivia Night

The holidays are over, and the rushing and stressing are behind us. Come join Winding Trails with your friends and loved ones to celebrate with Trivia! We will supply the music, Trivia and atmosphere. You just need to supply your own food and beverages. Reserve your spot today or get a group of friends together for a whole table! Registration is required 3 days prior to the date of this event. This is a member only program.


Walk,Talk & Gawk - Adult Nature Walks

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 the trail. A different route and topic are planned for each day. Always dress for the weather and wear a good pair of walking shoes. Registration is required three days prior to the start of the program.


Winter Acoustic Nights

Due to popular demand, we are adding a winter series to our Acoustic Nights. Come
and enjoy some great local music in Garmany Hall at Winding Trails. This space is more intimate, and numbers will be limited due to current COVID restrictions, so sign up early. Seating will be theater style, feel free to bring your own food and drinks. Registration is required.


Winter Little Adventurers

Join the fun! This 5-session program is designed for 4- to 5-year-olds. Each week your child will spend 60 minutes doing a variety of activities such as the outdoor bouldering wall, snow
fort building, ice skating, or tubing as well as participating in team building activities and other winter-themed programs. (Activity choice will depend on the weather). Registration is
required no later than 3 days prior to start of session.

 

 

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Winding Trails

50 Winding Trails Drive, Farmington, CT 06032

Phone 860.677.8458

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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.