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.
A Shoreline Greenway Trail bicycle team raised $3,625 for the trail during the 2016 Rock to Ride Earth Day Ride on April 30 in New Haven. SGT fielded a team of 21 riders, who enjoyed a sunny day of pedaling through New Haven-area parks and neighborhoods plus tasty food, great music and camaraderie at the finish line.
Anna Heinzel and Kristen D’Souza led SGT’s participation in the event, which attracted 1,135 cyclists and raised more than $165,000 for 28 environmental organizations, including SGT.
The 2017 Rock to Rock is scheduled for Saturday, April 22, so save the date, gather your friends and family, and plan to ride with the SGT team!
Start your holiday early Saturday morning with a flat 15-mile round-trip on-road bike ride from the Guilford harbor along Route One to Madison’s boat launch and red cottage at Circle Beach (seen in photo below from the Guilford harbor). We will pass by the site of Guilford’s future first 3/4 mile trail section to be built completely off-road along the south side of Route One to the East River. Meet at 8:30am at the Guilford Harbor – at the end of Whitfield Street from the Town Green. Experienced riders 14 and older. Helmets required. Waivers signed at start. Bring water. Leader Pam Simonds, 453-2271 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A big thanks to the Garden Club of Madison for donating plantings to the Madison section of the Trail!
Members of the Garden Club, including President Jody Godbout recently watched the installation of the native planting material chosen to soften the walkway area at Hammonassett State Park. Landscape architect Barbara Yaeger donated her services to design the planting being installed. Pictured here (all from Madison) are Perry Rianhard who leads trail development in Madison, Susan Rianhard GCM, Jodie Godbout, President GCM, Lee Haines GCM, Ted Raff, a trail volunteer, Meg Mack GCM, Barbara Yaeger, and Steven Mack, a trail volunteer. For more informationwww.shorelinegreenwaytrail.org and gcmct.org
Thanks to Cathy Marsh Photography for the beautiful photo!
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.