860-285-1886 info@northwestpark.org

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.

Our 25th Coffeehouse Concert Series has been announced and ticket reservations are available NOW!  Click on “Concerts” in the navigation bar above and see the lineup, beginning November 2 with Amy Gallatin and Hot Flashes!

Save the date… Saturday, September 21, 2019 – Annual Friends of Northwest Park Country Fair 

Our biggest event of the year – food, games, exhibits, auction, and much more.

10 am – 4 pm (Rain date, Sunday, September 22, 12-4 pm)

Come enjoy some good old fashioned fun for the entire family including entertainment, hay rides, pony rides and games galore. Decorate a pumpkin, build a scarecrow; enter the crafts, flower and kitchen and garden competitions; visit the food court for a variety of items presented by local civic organizations. Find a good bargain at the silent auction. Rounding out the day will be many demonstrations by local organizations, students, scouts and Northwest Park staff as well as the popular CTChip (Child Identification Program).  Tour the maple sugarhouse and the tobacco museum  and visit the Master Gardener’s from UCONN’s Hartford County Co-Op Extension, at the organic garden to answer your gardening questions.   Stop by the farmers’ market and take home some local treats.

Please click the button at left to make a tax deductable contribution to the Friends of Northwest Park.  The park is  501(c)3 organization, and youyr contribution is deductablew to the extent perovided by law.

And Upcoming on October 5:

Beckoning the Mountain: Honoring Nature, Reflection, and the Creative Self

From 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, join nature writer Katherine Hauswirth, author of The Book of Noticing: Collections and Connections on the Trail, in an exploration of stillness and observation in nature and how this can help build a sense of connection and creativity. She’ll share an award-winning piece from her book and offer tips for making the most of even brief forays into the natural world. Participants will part ways for a segment of the session to spend time alone in nature. There will be time at the end for reflecting on the experience and discussing how to take it further. Sponsored by the Friends of Northwest Park. Registration required. $10 (Windsor residents), $15 (nonresidents), Free for FONWP members – please call to verify registration. 860-285-1886.

Get Involved!

Plan to come to a meeting of the Friends – and get involved!.  The Friends sponsor several events throughout the year, including the Country Fair, the Pancake Breakfast, Maple Sugaring, and more. Read about them here.

About Northwest Park

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CONTACT INFORMATION: For matters relating to the Friends of Northwest Park: Friends of Northwest Park, 145 Lang Rd., P.O. Box 773, Windsor, CT 06095, info@northwestpark.org, or email Terry Langevin, President at Terry@northwestpark.org.

For information about Northwest Park such as visitor information, upcoming programs, or facility rentals, see the Town of Windsor website here. To contact park staff, email to:  northwestpark@townofwindsorct.com, phone 860-285-1886, or mail to:  Northwest Park, 145 Lang Rd., Windsor, CT 06095. 

Interested in renting Northwest Park facilities? See rental information, prices, and how to make a reservation here.


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. 

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