Action Alert – Your Help Needed to Support First Trail Section in Guilford!

Please voice your support for the Town of Guilford’s and Shoreline Greenway Trail’s Route 1 trail project and our joint efforts to promote safe biking and walking in Guilford!

You can make a difference by taking the following actions-

  1. Attend a public hearing in Guilford on Tuesday, November 1

  2. Email the Guilford Board of Selectmen

  3. Sign our petition in support of this vital project.

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August 6th, ‘First Saturday’ Walk, East Haven

Kids Challenge Event race down DC Moore Trail segment.

Kids Challenge Event race down DC Moore Trail segment.

AUGUST 6th, SATURDAY, 10AM EAST HAVEN: Join East Haven town team members for a hike thru picturesque woods along the Shoreline Greenway Trail to a panoramic view of Bradford Preserve.    Learn about recent Recreational Trail Grant from the State of Connecticut to build a multi-use (bike and hiking) trail in Farm River State Park.  See several species of butterflies, land-based and shorebirds.  Then backtrack onto our main granite topped Trail, observe glacial outcroppings, mountain laurel, hickory and tulip trees to East Haven’s SGT 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 Parking lot at 10 am.  Directions: From 142 West: left onto Mansfield Grove Road to stop sign, right onto Hoop Pole Lane to second DC Moore School parking lot on left. From Coe Avenue: Left on Myrtle Street, right at stop sign, quick left onto Elliot Street, and right to school parking lot. Find on Google Maps.  Questions, call Barbara 203-469-9127

Garden Club of Madison donates plantings to the Trail

Garden Club of Madison donated plantings for the Hammonasset trail section. Photo credit: Cathy Marsh Photography

Garden Club of Madison donated plantings for the Hammonasset trail section. Photo credit: Cathy Marsh Photography

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!

June 4th ‘First Saturday’ Walk and Trolley Ride

CT Trails Day 2013

CT Trails Day 2013

 

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.