Join us for the Hike 50 Challenge on the New England Trail!

In 2018, the New England National Scenic Trail will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System Act with a Hike 50 challenge. This year we join with the other 29 National Scenic and Historic Trails in celebrating this milestone. Head on over to our Hike 50 Challenge page to get started!

Welcome! The NET is a 215-mile long-distance hiking trail from Long Island Sound in CT to the MA/NH border.  Learn more.

Upcoming Event: National Trails Day

Come out and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Trails System on the NET with us! Join CFPA and AMC staff, volunteers and visitors in enjoying, preserving and maintaining this New England treasure. 

In CT: Trails Day is a weekend-long celebration in Connecticut! On Saturday, there are 11 events scheduled on the NET in CT. Click on the link below for event details, to rsvp, and to get directions. Options in CT Include: Backpacking trip in Simsbury (33 mi) , Hike in Berlin- Ragged Mountain (6 mi), Hike in Bloomfield (3 mi) , Hike in Durham- Mica Ledges Preserve (2 mi), Hike in Durham- Miller's Pond State Park (9 mi), Hike in East Granby (3 mi), Hike in Farmington- features Net Zero Home (5.4 mi), Hike in Meriden- Chauncey Peak (3 mi), Hike in Plainville- Pinnacle Rock (5 mi), Rock Climbing in Plainville at Pinnacle Rock, Trail Mainteance in Plainville at Ragged Mountain Preserve.    

When: Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 8:30am to 4:00pm Where: Multiple towns in CT 

Learn more about this event and sign up for the hikes here! 

In MA: To celebrate Trails Day in MA this year, AMC is partnering with Kestrel Land Trust to lead a Sensory Hike on Mount Holyoke. This hike is uniquely designed to lead hikers along the trail while paying close attention to the ways in which each of their senses inform their experience. Follow the link below to register! 

When: Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am Where: Old Mountain Rd, Hadley MA

Learn more about this event and sign up here! 


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