Shoreline Greenway Trail is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to building a 25-mile continuous path for bicyclists, walkers and hikers on the Connecticut Shoreline from Lighthouse Point in New Haven through East Haven, Branford, and Guilford to Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison.
Come celebrate Independence Day with the Shoreline Greenway Trail! Wear your red, white and blue, bring your children, and meet at the end of Tilcon Road. Flags will be handed out that we can wave as we parade along the new Tilcon trail section, up Totoket Road to Blackstone Ave, through Young Park and along the Birch Road section of the trail, ending at Pine Orchard Road. Highlights include the Outdoor Classroom recently cleaned up by Boy Scout Charles Slate and Nature’s Garden that is under renovation.
Start Time: 10 a.m. Length: Approx. 2 miles
Directions: From I-95 exit 55, go west on route 1 past Walgreens. Make a left at the light by the Mobil station onto Windmill Hill Road. Take Windmill Hill Road to the end and make a left onto Damascus Road. Pass Griffing Pond Road (on the right) and bear right onto Totoket Road. Follow Totoket Road under the railroad overpass, keeping left. Make a left turn at the Tilcon Road sign until you reach the parking lot at the end.
Contact: Leo Cristofar 203-214-5824
June 6 – Shoreline Greenway Trail Trolley Ride and Walk
Cloudy skies, the threat of rain and cool weather didn’t deter visitors from attending the third annual Shoreline Greenway Trail Trolley Ride and Walk on Saturday, June 6th in celebration of Connecticut Trails Day Weekend. An estimated 100 people participated in the trolley ride and two mile walk, which was cosponsored by East Haven/Branford Shoreline Greenway Trail town teams and the Shore Line Trolley Museum.
June 24 – Ride with International Arts and Ideas
On Wednesday, June 24, at 5:30 pm, Paul Proulx (Elm City Cyclists) led a bike ride as part of the International Arts and Ideas program from the New Haven Green to East Haven that featured the Shoreline Greenway Trail.
Jo Zaehringer and Sue Stacy met the group at Lighthouse Point where Jo gave a little history about Lighthouse Point and why Shoreline Greenway Trail decided on its being the trail’s westernmost terminus. Sue led the group into East Haven to view and ride on the trail behind D.C. Moore school. We then met Barbara Brow at Cosy Beach where we stopped for ice cream and Barbara spoke about the East Haven section of the trail, the Farm River and East Haven’s future plans. A fun time was had by all!
Shoreline Greenway Trail is proud to once again participate in the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, a 15-day extravaganza that takes over theaters and open spaces in New Haven, Connecticut, each June. More than 80% of Festival events are completely free.
On Wednesday, June 24, at 5:30 pm, Paul Proulx (Elm City Cyclists) will be leading the Shoreline Greenway Trail ride departing from the New Haven Green.
The first stop will be Lighthouse Point where Jo Zaehringer will give us a little history about Lighthouse Point and an update on our progress toward completing the Shoreline Greenway Trail. We will then ride into East Haven where Barbara Brow will tell us about the East Haven section of the trail, the Farm River and East Haven’s future plans. Sue Stacy will lead us to Meadow Street, where the East Haven trail section will meet Branford’s section. We will conclude at Sandpiper on Cosy Beach for ice cream and Q&A. [Read More…]
SENATOR KENNEDY SUPPORTS TRAIL
Connecticut State Senator Edward M. Kennedy Jr., outlined his environmental priorities, including support for the Shoreline Greenway Trail, at our annual celebration in Guilford in mid-May. An estimated 75 people attended as we updated Shoreline Greenway Trail members and the public on our progress and elected Judy Miller as chairperson to succeed co-founder Chip Angle.
CHANGING OF THE GUARD AT SHORELINE GREENWAY TRAIL