Cockaponset Family Backpacking


Sat. Jun 4


Sun. Jun 5

11:45 am


12:00 pm

8 - 10 miles


For parents, grandparents, kids and grandkids. Backpacking opens many more places for families to visit than you can see on a day hike. Get out with the kids and let them show you they are stronger than you think! We’ll backpack in 4-5 miles to one on the nicest campsites in CT on the Pattaconk Reservoir in Chester. We can swim, wade, & fish. There is a fire ring, picnic table, shelter, and privy. We will take our time hiking to the campsite, set up tents, gather firewood, cook/eat backpacking food, have a campfire & smores. Sunday morning we will eat, break camp and backpack out to the cars. This event is booked at this time, but you can RSVP for the “Waitlist” at the link below.

* Registration for this event will not be managed on this website.

Trails Day participants must use a different registration system to sign-up for this event. Please click the link below for sign-up information and requirements specific to this event.

This event is booked at this time, but you can sign up for the waitlist at the link below.

Event Leader(s)

Bill Ruel

(860) 575-8118


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Organization Partners

Meeting Location Details

Park & Ride, Beaver Meadow Rd., Haddam, CT off of Rt. 9. We’ll meet in the commuter parking lot.

Click on the red map pin for the event address.

CFPA Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail

No Dogs Permitted