NWP Upcoming Programs
Cross Country Skiing
Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at Northwest Park through snow-laden forests and fields. Snow conditions permitting. A 6” base is required. Cross-country skis and snowshoe rentals are available from the Warming Shed on weekends only, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Children and adult sizes are available. Rental fee: $10 (resident), $15 (non-resident). Call for conditions 860-285-l886.
Guided Full Moon Hike
CANCELED due to Rain Forecast
Come out to Northwest Park for a Guided Full Moon Hike from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. This moon was known to Native Americans as the Full Sap Moon, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins. If snow conditions permit, bring your own snow shoes or borrow ours. Fee for this program is $10 person (Windsor resident) $15 per person (non-residents). MUST preregister, space limited. To register, visit townofwindsorct.com/recreation. For more information, call 860-285-1886
Friends of Northwest Park Pancake Breakfast
Wake up and head to Northwest Park this morning for the annual Friends of Northwest Park Pancake Breakfast from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM in the Warming Shed. Bring an appetite for a full breakfast of pancakes and sausage smothered in 100% pure maple syrup made right at Windsor’s very own Northwest Park. Refreshment choices include orange juice, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for children under 12 years of age and children under 3 are free. Please call 860-285-1886 for information.
Community Garden Plot Rentals
Rent a plot in the Community Garden at Northwest Park. Raise your own produce in a 36 square-foot plot that’s been harrowed and staked out at the start of the growing season. There’s a nearby water source but gardeners need to bring their own hose and tools. $50 (Windsor residents), $60.00 (non-residents). Call 860-285-1886 to register for the season.
Earth Day Projects
Celebrate Earth Day by helping with a community service project at Northwest Park. Individuals, families, and community groups may choose from a variety of projects on Saturday from 9:00AM-12:00PM. Please register online or call 860-285-1886 to RSVP. Free.
Whose Egg Is It? Egg Hunt
From 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM join Northwest Park’s staff for a Whose Egg Is It? Egg Hunt. Take a short hike and search for brightly colored eggs filled with treats as well as decorated and camouflaged eggs that resemble wild bird eggs which are all carefully hidden along the trails. With the help of our egg chart, identify the bird eggs you find and place them in the appropriate nest (artificial). Learn about the birds that are returning to Connecticut after a cold winter. $3.00 per person (Windsor resident) $5.00 per person (non-resident). 860-285-1886.
Evening Bird Walk
April 24: Bring your binoculars to the Evening Bird Walk at Northwest Park from 6:00PM – 7:30PM. Join the Park Manager in an after work stroll as we search for spring migrants and enjoy the lengthening daylight. All levels of experience welcome; not recommended for young children. Cancelled in inclement weather. Free.