Connecticut Trail Symposium

“Connecting Connecticut”

The Connecticut Trail Symposium is back in 2023! And this year will be a new, more immersive experience with multiple events over multiple days. Many thanks to the City of Torrington for sponsoring the events and making them possible.

5th Annual CT Trail Symposium

Friday, October 13, 2023, 9am-3pm,
Five Points Center for the Visual Arts, 855 University Drive, Torrington, CT

$45 registration fee includes symposium attendance, lunch, and Thursday evening event

A full day of concurrent sessions, including a in-depth panel discussion about the film, "Why We Walk," and plentiful networking opportunities.

Please register by October 10 to ensure that you are in the lunch count. A limited number of lunches will be available to those who register after October 10. 

Film Screening of "Why We Walk" including an after party!

Thursday, October 12, 2023
Five Points Center for the Visual Arts, 855 University Drive, Torrington, CT

Included in Trail Symposium Registration

3:00pm Talk about the significance of the John Brown Birthplace and how the site became a historical destination Five Points Center for the Visual Arts
4:00pm Hike trails throughout the birthplace of John Brown (wooded, mild terrain, approximately 2 miles) Five Points Center for the Visual Arts
5:00pm Exclusive screening of film Why We Walk," an award-winning documentary, followed by a conversation with the film's urban hikers - Vanny Mwamba, Abdi and Toure from Cincinnati, OH as well as director Eric Bishop from Cleveland, OH. Five Points Center for the Visual Arts
7:00pm Casual networking opportunity at the Mill House Kitchen and Bar Restaurant 367 Winsted Road, Torrington, CT

Self-guided and Instructor-led Mobile Clinics

Wednesday, October 11, 2023


See page 8 of the Event Program for locations and details.
  • Instructor-led options include Trail design demonstrations, talks and tours (even the Economics of Beer!), and even wagon rides and more at Norbrook Farm Brewery!
  • Self-guided options include a downtown Torrington walking tour, the Freedom Trail, and more.
  • Or, create your own adventure!

World Trails Film Festival

Tuesday, October 10, 2023. 6:30pm, Doors open at 5:30
Warner Theatre, 68 Main St, Torrington, CT

$25 per ticket, includes all fees 

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The World Trails Film festival will have it's New England debut in the City of Torrington, CT. Presented on the big screen, the selected films

reflect the many ways trails play a vital role in our lives and communities. Trails bind communities together, let us see the beauty of the world, lead us on adventures, and so much more.

Themes of the films include: mental health, hand-made trails, having hope in the face of challenges, wildlife conservation issues, and the power of walking.

In Partnership with partner/co-sponsor with the Greenways Council, CT DEEP, City of Torrington, and the UConn (CT Trails Program, Extension, and CLEAR).


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