Norfolk Friday Night on the Green

Norfolk’s Fridays on the Green series continues with “Woodland Celebration” on June 21, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The evening is hosted by Great Mountain Forest, The Norfolk Conservation Commission and the Norfolk Foundation with music by Aimee Van Dyne.

How many trees on the Norfolk Town Green do you think you can identify?
We will provide a tree map and key with fun facts about notable trees!

Maps and GMF merchandise including delicious maple syrup
from our forest will also be available.
GMF is the first ever officially recognized
Bird-Friendly Maple Syrup Producer in Connecticut!

The Norfolk Conservation Commission’s
Native Plant Exchange will be offering native plants
to residents who removed an invasive plant!
The NCC will have printed copies of the NRI for sale – $30.

Lindera Plant Nursery is new and unique .
They sell seeds and seedlings that are beyond native,
they are specific to Litchfield County ecoregions.
Their goal is to help you restore native habitats.

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Sip and Paint in the Forest

Location change due to potential storm!!!

We will now meet at the

GMF Forestry Office

201 Windrow Road, Norfolk

We will paint at Tamarack Pond and we will be able to move into the forestry office if the storm begins. I feel this is safer than being in the middle of the forest.

I apologize for any inconvenience.

Come join artist and teacher Kathy Good for a

Sip and paint workshop by the picturesque Old Man McMullen Pond in the heart of Great Mountain Forest.

Saturday, July 6

5 PM -7 PM

We will meet at the west gate just before 5:00 and drive in about 1 mile, at Potter’s Corner we’ll turn left to follow sign toward Norfolk for McMullen Pond.


Meet the artist:

Kathy Good has been the recipient of several grants and awards from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. She has been a visiting Artist and grant recipient at Weir Farm, Ridgefield Ct.

Her freshly, vigorous paint handling, provokes transcendental sensory after-images of ocean atmosphere and long low horizons, far different than the close and ethereal woodlands she formally portrayed. These current works indicate an intensity of emotional response to place and the particular poetic nature of its forms.

Text excerpted from the Art Studio of Bridget Eileen Grady.

Railroad Days

The North Canaan Events Committee will host Canaan Railroad Days. This year’s 60th Anniversary Railroad Days festival will include community dinners, a carnival, Firemen’s Parade, Train Hunt, vendor market, Family Fun Week, Roaming Railroad, and a drone show and fireworks.

Come visit our Great Mountain Forest table to get your copy of a forest trail map. We will also have delicious maple syrup and other GMF merchandise. We look forward to seeing you there.

Lawerence Field

East Main Street/ Rt 44 and 7, North Canaan, CT. Located across from McDonalds.

Saturday, July 13

10 AM- 3 PM

Bird Friendly Maple Sugarbush Walk

Saturday, May 18th, 10:00 AM

GMF Forestry Office

201 Windrow Rd, Norfolk

Join Matt Gallagher (Director of Programs and Operations, Great Mountain Forest) and Rosa Goldman (Forest Program Senior Associate, Audubon CT) to learn about the connections between maple syrup and bird conservation. Come prepared to take a walk in GMF’s sugarbush, the first Audubon-recognized bird friendly sugarbush in Connecticut. Participants will learn about Audubon’s Bird-Friendly Maple program, sugarbush habitat characteristics that support forest birds, and GMF’s management work to provide quality habitat in their sugarbush. Open to interested landowners, maple producers, and others.


Game of Logging

Game of Logging is a program that provides hands-on chainsaw safety training and is recognized as the premier chainsaw safety course in the country. Instructors combine demonstration with participation for a successful and safe learning experience. We are offering level 1 and level 2 on June 6-7, 2024. There are five openings in this class. Cost $250

Great Mountain Forest Barn
200 Canaan Mountain Road

Falls Village, CT 06031

Winter Lecture Series

Leave it to Beavers

March 9th, 2024

The Norfolk Library and Virtual

9 Greenwoods Rd E, Norfolk, CT 06058






DEEP Master Wildlife Conservationist Ginny Apple will discuss Beaver’s as a keystone species, Beaver biology, behavior and history. Included in the talk will be the unique role of nature’s engineers in shaping North American landscapes as well as explain how Beaver ponds and wetlands can help us fight environmental problems from water pollution to erosion and climate change.

This event will have a virtual option to join the talk. An email will follow registration with the Zoom link.


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