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News & Events

Camp Fire Poetry Evening at McMullen Pond

July 21, 2018

Join us for a very special evening of nature poetry around the camp fire at McMullen Pond. We will meet at GMF’s administrative offices at 200 Canaan Mountian Road to car pool to the pond. This is a rare opportunity to spend an evening in the forest!
Refreshments will be served. Bring your own camp chair.
If you’d like to read a poem or sing a song, or just enjoy an evening of poetry and songs, please contact to sign up.
Registration is limited to the first 20 people.


200 Canaan Mountain Rd., Falls Village CT to car pool to pond


6:30 p.m.


Free; donations accepted

Leaf Printing at Weekend in Norfolk

August 04, 2018

Join us at Weekend in Norfolk on the Village Green to learn to identify leaf shapes from various local trees and plants, and use them to make beautiful prints.
Adults are welcome, too.
This event is free, no registration is necessary, just come join the fun!


Norfolk Village Green, Norfolk CT


1:00 - 4:00 p.m.



Housatonic Heritage Walk

September 29, 2018

Enjoy a moderate hike on Jean’s Trail at Great Mountain Forest, led by GMF’s Forest Manager Jody Bronson and friend Tom Stansfield. Topics will include past land use, woods lore and spontaneous forest banter. 2 hours – 2 miles, no dogs, rain cancels.

GPS 41.9653075, -73.271171699 Meet at 200 Canaan Mountain Rd, Falls Village. From the intersection of Routes 44 & 7 in Canaan, take Rt 7 south to Undermountain Rd (approx 3 miles). Go left onto Undermountain Rd to Canaan Mountain Rd (approx 3 miles). Look for the Rustling Winds Stable sign. Drive left on Canaan Mountain Rd. to the top (approx 3 miles). The GMF offices are located in an 1850’s farmhouse.


200 Canaan Mtn. Rd.


9:00 to 11:00 a.m.


Free, donations accepted