• UConn PATHS - People Active in Trails for Health and Sustainability

Get out. Get active. Get healthy!

We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we recreate is the territory of the Mohegan, Mashantucket Pequot, Eastern Pequot, Schaghticoke, Golden Hill Paugussett, Nipmuc, and Lenape Peoples, who have stewarded this land throughout the generations. We thank them for their strength and resilience in protecting this land, and aspire to uphold our responsibilities according to their example. To find more information and pronunciations, view our land acknowledgment page. 

The Connecticut Trails Program at UConn consists of three related programs.

Connecticut Trail Census

The Connecticut Trail Census consists of trail use counts recorded by infrared pedestrian counters, trail user intercept surveys administered by trained volunteers, and public education programs.

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Connecticut Trail Finder

The Connecticut Trail Finder website is Connecticut's go-to resource for discovering trails across the state. All trail postings are manager-approved ensuring that trail information is accurate and up-to-date.

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Active Living (PATHS)

People Active on Trails for Health and Sustainability (PATHS) is a team at UConn committed to understanding and promoting the benefits of trails and natural resources for health, community & economic development.

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Why Trails?

Connecticut’s bounty of natural and physical amenities - greenways, multi-use paths, parks, and forested area are some of the state’s greatest assets for encouraging physical activity. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) estimates that there are over 2,000 miles of multi-use trails within CT State Parks and Forests alone (and likely over 3,000 miles including those not in the park system).