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, June 4, 10 am
Shoreline Trolley Museum
17 River St
East Haven, CT
The Branford and East Haven Shoreline Greenway Trail teams and the Museum are cosponsoring a walk and free Trolley Ride for Connecticut Trails Day. Ride the trolley to a platform where we disembark and walk to the Farm River at the old dike crossing. Along the way we will visit the remains of an old crushing plant. On the return, we can visit the collection of vintage trolleys with a Museum volunteer. For further information, visit www.shorelinetrolley.com or www.shorelinegreenwaytrail.org. Leader(s): Judith Miller, Leo Cristofar Total Distance: Two miles by trolley and on foot.
Shoreline Greenway Trail will hold its annual meeting and celebration on Wednesday, May 25, at the Madison Senior Center Cafe beginning at 7 p.m. The featured speaker will be Pattie Smith Jacobus, a leader of an effort to make Simsbury, Connecticut, more bike-friendly and earn that town designation by the League of American Bicyclists as Connecticut’s first Bike-Friendly Community.
Jacobus is a founding member of Simsbury Free Bike, an all-volunteer bike-sharing program that evolved into the north-central Connecticut town’s principal bicyclist and pedestrian advocacy organization. She’ll discuss her group’s work and explain how expanding its approach from a local to a regional one helped enable success.
SGT will update attendees on recent progress and future plans for the trail, and conduct a brief election of officers for the coming year. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Saturday May 7th at 10 am
Join East Haven town team members for a hike thru picturesque woods on the Shoreline Greenway Trail to a panoramic view of Bradford Preserve. See several species of butterflies, land-based and shorebirds. Then backtrack onto main granite topped trail, observe glacial outcroppings, mountain laurel, hickory and tulip trees to East Haven’s trailhead parking area on Mansfield Grove Road. From the parking area, head east on Pevetty Drive where the Trail in Farm River State Park begins. The park offers views of osprey nests, caves and spectacular water views of Farm River. Two steep areas, l.5 miles, l.5 hours.
Meet at DC Moore School parking lot, 82 Elliot Street, East Haven, CT. Click here for map & directions. Directions: from Route 142 West left onto Mansfield Grove Road to stop sign, right onto Hoop Pole Lane to second school parking lot on left. From Coe Avenue take a left to Myrtle Street, right at stop sign, quick left onto Elliot Street, and right to school parking lot. Questions, call Barbara 203-469-9127
Make a donation to the Trail using this link from May 3-4th during a 36 hour fundraising drive and help us compete for additional cash prizes! The link will go live on Tuesday, May 3rd, at 8:00 am and close on May 4th, at 8 pm.