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.
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.
Open Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm; and Sunday, November 2, from 12:00-4pm, this unique, highly energy efficient, ‘passive house’ is a gem selected by national Home of Distinction for its excellence. Tour the house and enjoy the property’s expansive water views across the marshes to Long Island Sound.
Proceeds of the tour will benefit Shoreline Greenway Trail and Hartford’s Camp Courant.
Designed by local Guilford architect Philippe Campus and built by local Madison contractor Bill Freeman of Celebration Contracting, this home, the second passive* house to be built in Guilford, provides ultimate energy efficiency and supreme comfort. See the details and meet the builders. [Read More...]
An art show featuring works by members of the Board of Directors of the Madison Art Society will be held October 4 – Nov 1 at the Scranton Library, 801 Boston Post Road, Madison. The exhibit will be in the Community Room downstairs in the library. The works, in a variety of media, including sculpture, highlight the diversity of interests and artistic approaches among the board members and makes for interesting viewing. [Read More...]