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Two women ride their horses on a paved path surrounded by fall colors.
Joe Gaylor Photography


Learn more about going outside with these helpful resources.

Land Acknowledgement

Land Acknowledgement Statement 

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.


Mohegan (Mo-he-gan)

Mashantucket Pequot (Mash-un-tuck-it Pea-kwaht)

Eastern Pequot (Pea-kwaht)

Schaghticoke (ska-teh-COKE)

Golden Hill Paugussett (paw-GUS-it)

Nipmuc (Nip-muck)

Lenape (Leh-NAH-pay)

Additional Resources:

Find out what tribal land you live on
UConn Office for Diversity and Inclusion
Community Partners

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics

The Leave No Trace Center provides information and education on how to lower your impact on the environment and recreation resources when you go outside. Check out their website for a trove of great info or follow them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter

Connecticut State Parks & Forests

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection provides all kinds of resources and events for getting outside. Check out their website for more info.

UCONN PATHS Trails 101 Video Series

UCONN Paths made a series of videos to help people get outside safely and responsibly. Check them out below or follow this link

What to know before you go

What to bring with you

Reading trail blazes and handling emergencies

Trail Etiquette

Do you have a resource you would like to share about going outside in Connecticut? Or do you want to know more about a particular topic?

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