Friends of Northwest Park

Windsor, Connecticut's Hidden Gem!

473 Acres of Trails and Natural Beauty

12 Miles of Trails, Maple Sugaring, Coffeehouse Concerts, Country Fair, and More...

Events and Programs for the Whole Family!

Welcome to Northwest Park and Nature Preserve

Located in historic Windsor, Connecticut, USA, Northwest Park and Nature Preserve is a 473-acre Municipal Park owned and operated by the Town of Windsor, Connecticut and is within the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services. From its beginning in 1972, much of what once was tobacco farmland has been converted to biologically diverse forests and fields embedded with streams and many pristine views – areas that are accessible by 12 miles of hiking trails. The mission of Northwest Park is to maintain, enhance and protect habitat for native species, while providing educational and passive recreational opportunities for the public through a municipal park.

Northwest Park will strive to remain an accessible “living classroom” with a diverse habitat that ties Windsor’s past to the present, while showcasing the future. Educational and passive recreational experiences will be offered everyday for persons of all ages and abilities, while serving as a model of land management, wildlife conservation and sustainable practices.. Our address is 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT.

The Friends of Northwest Park is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation devoted to cooperating with the Town to promote and preserve the environmental beauty of the park, to maintain the Nature Center, and to providing public nature programs of many kinds for the benefit of our visitors.

New Sugarhouse at Northwest Park!

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Country Fair!

Don’t miss the Country Fair – September 16.  Download the Program Book and be sure to join us!

For a full day of fun, family activities, good food and entertainment, come to Windsor’s Northwest Park on Saturday Sept. 16 for the 35th Annual Country Fair at the Park on Lang Road in Windsor, CT. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Rain date:  Sunday, Sept. 17 from 12 noon to 4 p.m.)

Participate in the Cake Walk or Egg Drop Contest; Carve a pumpkin, Build a scarecrow; or just sit back and enjoy music by a variety of entertainers.

Win a Blue Ribbon in the Kitchen and Garden Contests by entering your best baked goods, fruit preserves or other kitchen creations, backyard garden produce and/or flower arrangements.

Local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will be on hand to share the exciting skills and activities that local youth can learn and participate in as a scout.

Included again this year is a Silent Auction.  Bid on a variety of items and gift baskets. New this year is a Jump Rope Winding activity where anyone may create their own jump rope.   Proceeds from the Silent Auction and Jump Rope Winding will be dedicated to the upgrading of the Maple Sugar Shack.

The entire day promises to be a fun time for the whole family. Admission is only $3 for children, $4 per adult or $12 maximum per family and free for children under 3. Parking is FREE.  See you at the Fair!


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Get Involved!

Plan to come to a meeting of the Friends – and get involved!.  The next meeting is Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7 pm in the Nature Center. The Friends sponsor several events throughout the year, including the Country Fair, the Pancake Breakfast, Maple Sugaring, and more. Read about them here.

Friends' Newsletter

Read the latest issue of the Friends’ Newsletter – Click here!

About Northwest Park

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For matters relating to the Friends of Northwest Park: Friends of Northwest Park, 
145 Lang Rd., P.O. Box 773, Windsor, CT 06095, or email Terry Langevin, President at dcmtbl@comcast.net.

For business related to Northwest Park such as visitor information, program registration, or facility rentals, or to contact Marilyn Smith, Park Manager: Northwest Park, 145 Lang Rd., Windsor, CT 06095, Phone (860) 285-1886 Fax (860) 285-1887 or email northwestpark@townofwindsorct.com.   


Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Northwest Park strives to accommodate all participants in all of our programs. If you require special services in order for you to participate in any program of Northwest Park, please let us know, or, if using a registration form, include this on your form, and give us at least two (2) weeks advance notice prior to the program.