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.
Our Board of Directors sent the following letter to the editor of Shore Publishing last week, and we want to share with you its important message.
“Another heartbreaking death of a local bicyclist riding on the road on Route One in Guilford last week. A senseless tragedy. Cars and bikes cannot coexist where our local roads have no shoulders or a designated ‘bike lane’ is only 12” wide. Yet where else can we bike? We… we seniors, your parents, your grandparents, your families… all deserve a safe bike trail. [Read More...]
Hike from D. C. Moore School to Farm River State Park, 1.5 hours.
Join us on Saturday, December 6 at 10 am for a hike through peaceful and pristine woods with Shoreline Greenway trail leaders Barbara Brow and Mike Gambardella from D. C. Moore School to an overlook of the Bradford Preserve tidal wetlands, along our 1500 ft. granite-topped trail to our trailhead parking lot to the Farm River State Park. Special features of the hike include osprey’s nest, caves and wonderful water views. [Read More...]
Join us on Saturday, November 1st at 10 am for a bike ride from the Guilford town green to Lake Quonnipaug. SGT leader Terry Maguire will lead an easy, mostly flat 18 mile round trip ride up State Street past historic homes, along Little Meadow Rd and South Hoop Pole Rd to loop around the lake, with two route options, and a short stretch on narrow Route 77. Helmets required; waivers will be provided to sign. Parking available around the Green. Meet on east side of Town Green across from Town Hall. For info call Terry at 203-214-4744
On October 14th, the Branford Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a proposal by Town Engineer Janice Plaziak to apply funds from a federal grant to the design and construction of 1 mile of new trail in Branford.
The trail will extend from Pine Orchard Road to Meadow Street, passing through the town-owned Tabor property. Shoreline Greenway Trail already has a temporary trail on this property that runs along Chet’s Pond and exits at Tabor Drive.
This scenic trail section will offer safe off-road biking to families, pedestrian access for joggers and walkers, and handicapped access as well. It will be a great addition to the recreational facilities of the Town of Branford, adding to the attraction of nearby Ecology Park, which was recently officially opened. When finished, the trail section (known as Branford section B3 of the Shoreline Greenway Trail) will form an important step towards our goal to provide Branford residents an off-road bicycle/pedestrian trail between the town center, the railroad station and the Stony Creek section of town.