Trail Parking Lot Closings

From time to time over the winter, the trail parking lot at Hammonasset Beach State Park will be closed while the park’s underground utility project is completed. In the meantime the campground parking lot (first right just past the entrance booths) will be open most of the time. Enjoy the trail!

Branford’s Tabor Trail Construction Begins!

Tabor property constructionOn October 16,  Butler Construction of Portland, CT  officially began work on Branford’s Tabor Trail.  This trail link between Tabor Drive and Pine Orchard Road is a project of the Town of Branford, using federal funds awarded to build the Shoreline Greenway Trail that are administered by the Connecticut Department of Transportation.  
 
Shoreline Greenway Trail is excited to have this sign of progress, a trail that will go along beautiful Chet’s Pond and will be handicapped accessible.  It is a great step in the goal to provide a bicycle/pedestrian link between the Branford Town Center with the village of Stony Creek.  We expect the project to be completed by early spring.  Look for our announcement of the opening ceremony!
 
Another sign of progress toward this goal is the recent Branford Transit Oriented Development report, which includes recommendation for a multi-use path linking the James Blackstone Library with Meadow Street and a possible Shoreline Greenway Trail path and boardwalk along the Branford River. This path will also link to the Stony Creek Brewery, which has generously allowed a Shoreline Greenway Trail trailhead to be built on their property. (see http://www.branfordseven.com/document-pdf-of-transit-oriented-development-study/article_f2c48ba0-a38a-11e7-b657-a3eca88ebc2a.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share for further information on this study)
 
Great things are happening in Branford!  Shoreline Greenway Trail thanks the Town of Branford and all of our contributors and volunteers in Branford for their support. 

Hammonasset Walkway Closing for Repairs

HammWWstrollerrunner1The trail walkway across the marsh in Hammonasset Park will be closed for repairs intermittently for the next several weeks. The first repair closure will be Thursday October 26 from 10 AM to 12 noon. The gate into the campground will be open during repair sessions so that walkers and bikers can detour.

When repair work is not in progress, the walkway is still usable and should be open most of the time during the coming weeks.

 

We apologize fro any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

First Saturday Fun in East Haven!

October First Saturday Walk in East Haven

Twenty-five participants met on a warm October day at SGT trailhead in East Haven for an interpretive walk. Interpretive trail brochures produced by Joe Capozzo of Boy Scout Troop 401 were circulated. Mike Gambardella and Kirsten Dudley led the morning walk, pointing out natural sights highlighted in the brochure. We even ran into a baby snake, not mentioned in the handout! The group had many friendly new faces as well as familiar ones. Thank you all who joined us.

Interpretive trail guide Mike G. leads group past glacial rock

Interpretive trail guide Mike G. leads group past glacial rock

October First Saturday Walk in East Haven

Interpretive Walk in East Haven

Interpretive Walk in East Haven

October First Saturday Walk in East Haven