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.
Saturday, August 1st, 9:00 am, Guilford. (Please note SGT walk postcard listed incorrect date.) Hike with your dog! Grab your best four legged friend and join us for a hike at the East River Preserve, a 583-acre conservation area purchased by the Town of Guilford in 2009. We’ll hit the Blue Trail, which goes through open meadows and tree covered trails. Dogs must be on leash and socialized to walk with other animals. Please bring water for you and your pet and don’t forget poop bags. Meet by the bridge at the end of Sullivan Drive. Parking is limited so please car pool. Contact: Jo-Anne Basile, firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the morning of July 4th, an enthusiastic crowd of more than 40 adults and children joined members of the Shoreline Greenway Trail (SGT) to walk almost 3 miles on sections of the trail starting from the Tilcon Railroad Tracks. In honor of the holiday, American flags were distributed to all who came; some carried them on the hike, while others had them waving from their hats.
The first section of the Trail paralleled Tilcon Road and from there we walked up Totoket Road to Young Park, where co-chair Chet Blomquist talked about the bluebird boxes that were posted years ago along the edges of the field. He opened one so that the fascinated onlookers could view two young bluebirds.
We continued past the pond where we saw a regal swan, through the park to Birch Road, then crossed to the next section which runs to Pine Orchard Road.
We stopped just short of Pine Orchard Road to view the outdoor environmental classroom that was recently cleaned up by a group of Boy Scouts under the direction of Eagle Scout Charles Slate. Across the trail from the classroom we also visited Nature’s Garden, which is currently under renovation by Sound School student Luke Boyle. There we viewed a beautiful sundial and had a look at the community gardens.
From there it was back along the trails to our starting point, concluding 2 hours of exercise, fresh air, and learning about the trail and its nearby sights. A fun way to start celebrating our national holiday. Our thanks to all who came to celebrate with us!
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 Branford Auto Center 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!