Trails Fund

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For over 75 years, Winding Trails has been a vital part of the Farmington Valley community. Thanks to you and generous people like you, we can make sure Winding Trails continues to maintain its natural resources and offer quality programs for everyone.

As a nonprofit organization, we depend on your support to fulfill our mission and guiding principles. We remain committed to fostering a love for the outdoors, creating a sense of community, and developing leadership and life skills. Through your kindness, memories will continue to be made at Winding Trails for years to come.

You decide where your donation goes:

Grille Pavilion Project

Donations here will help with the construction of a new Grille concession stand and the Lakeside Pavilion. This project will upgrade our concession to meet all the new health codes and improve service to our members. We will also construct a new pavilion that will have a raised stage for Acoustic Night and other programming along with new sidewalks.  It will also be a beautiful space to enjoy a meal and look over the lake.  

Tennis & Pickleball Court Replacement

Support here will be used to help cover the cost of updating our 30 year old courts.  Post tension concrete courts have been installed that include three permanent pickleball courts, two tennis courts, three portable pickleball courts, and a temporary street hockey court. This project should be completed in late May of 2024.

General Support

A gift allocated here supports a full range of projects that serve the mission of Winding Trails. Last year's donations will be used to help fund a new pavilion at the Tennis & Pickleball courts, add new life jackets to boat rentals, a new gaga pit, street hockey boards, stairs in the camp area, additional beach sand, more picnic tables, new tree plantings and landscaping at the picnic area.


The benefits of children attending summer camp are well documented. The intrinsic focus on youth development and character-building skills has proven to improve academic achievements and personal success through adolescence and into adulthood. Unfortunately, not every child has the opportunity to attend summer camp. This program covers the cost of camp for those that may not be able to afford it. Please consider making a child's summer and donate to our Campership Fund.

Environmental and Educational Initiatives

We will be conducting a year long study of Dunning Lake to monitor water quality and inventory aquatic plants. Protecting Dunning Lake, our natural resources, and education our constituents is critical to saving our environment for future generations

Please consider making a contribution to Winding Trails. One hundred percent (100%) of your tax-deductible donation will go to making sure Winding Trails remains a natural gem for future generations to cherish.

Best Wishes and Gratitude,

Jonathan ChaiaScott Brown
PresidentExecutive Director