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.
Shoreline Greenway Trail is forming its team for the 2017 Rock to Rock Earth Day Bicycle Ride, scheduled for Saturday, April 22 in New Haven. Last year, our 21-member team raised nearly $3,625 for the trail. The event, which attracted 1,135 cyclists, raised more than $165,000 for 28 environmental organizations, including Shoreline Greenway Trail. The SGT riding team enjoyed a sunny day of pedaling through New Haven-area parks and neighborhoods plus tasty food, great music and camaraderie at the finish line. A fun day for a worthy cause.
This year, there will again be courses for riders of all kinds and ages: eight-mile (police-escorted family ride), 12 mile, 20 mile, 40 mile to a 62-mile metric century for distance riders. So, gather your friends and family, join our team and help raise funds for the trail!
Registration is open! Visit RocktoRock.org and sign up as a member of the Shoreline Greenway Trail team; donations from your sponsors will directly benefit the trail. Contact Ginny McParland firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like more information.
There’s no question we’re disappointed with the outcome, though we were not surprised by the vote given the selectmen’s generally negative comments at a workshop on January 5. We’re going to continue advocating for safer and better facilities for bicyclists, pedestrians and others who use non-motorized transportation in Guilford and throughout the Shoreline—including off-road trail where appropriate.
The issue of bike and pedestrian safety is not going away, and it’s up to the town of Guilford to address that issue if it wishes. We look forward to contributing our expertise and our effort to a constructive solution that’s right for the people of Guilford.
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY!
Let’s Get our Children Outside!
On Friday December 30. 2016 at 9:45 a.m. , Shoreline Greenway Trail and the Branford Walkers will team up for a walk through the Tabor Property and up to Ecology Park. This is a Christmas week walk that gives our children a breath of fresh air and a chance to experience Branford’s beautiful Tabor property and the magnificent view of Long Island Sound at Branford’s Ecology Park! All children and families are invited to join us for this experience!
Meet: 9:45 am in the parking lot of Tabor Lutheran Church, on Tabor Drive, Branford.
Directions: From the center of Branford, follow route 146 (Montowese Street) south, cross the bridge over the Branford River, and take the first left after the bridge onto Tabor Drive. GPS: 45 Tabor Drive.
Contact: Judy Miller 203-481-3870 or 203-589-8335; Leo Cristofar 203-214-5824
The new section of the Shoreline Greenway Trail in East Haven is finished! Construction wrapped up on Wednesday, November 16, and the trial is now open for use. The approximately 1/3-mile section crosses Farm River State Park to connect another segment of the Shoreline Greenway Trail at the former D.C. Moore School with Short Beach Road not far from the Branford line.
The majority of the new section comprises a crushed-granite-covered, packed stone trail, and two 9-foot-wide bridges with railings link trail segments within the park. The section has been walkable for years, but the trail is now also usable by bicyclists, wheelchair users, parents pushing strollers and others.
Construction of the new section was funded entirely by a $94,346 Recreational Trails Grant from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. It was built by Timber & Stone LLC of East Montpelier, Vermont. The East Haven Public Services Department provided in-kind services to ready the trail for construction.