East Haven Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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The ribbon cutting ceremony and walk on May 11th to celebrate the opening of the newly constructed Shoreline Greenway Trail in the beautiful Farm River State Park was a great success! We could not have asked for better weather, or a nicer group of people!

The ceremony was kicked off with a welcome speech by East Haven, SGT Chairwoman Barbara Brow, and comments from East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr., and Laurie Giannotti, coordinator of DEEP trails and greenways program. Construction of the trail was funded by a recreation trail grant from DEEP and designed and built by Timber and Stone LLC.

The trail connects users to nature and is safe for walking and biking. It connects by way of Pevetty Drive to the built Shoreline Greenway Trail at the D.C. Moore School property. We invite East Haven residents and members of our surrounding towns and communities to enjoy this new multi-use trail. Thanks to all participants who supported the event and made it a memorable morning.

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Ribbon-Cutting for New SGT East Haven Section Scheduled for May 11

The newest section of the Shoreline Greenway Trail, at Farm River State Park in East Haven, will officially open to the public for walking, cycling and other activities on Thursday, May 11. A ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring state and local officials and representatives of Shoreline Greenway Trail (SGT) will take place that day, beginning at 10 a.m. at the park’s Pevetty Drive entrance.

The scenic new section traverses Farm River State Park and, at 1/3 mile in length, extends the East Haven section of the Shoreline Greenway Trail to approximately one mile in total. It connects a previously completed section of trail on town property at the former D.C. Moore School with Short Beach Road not far from the Branford line. The town of East Haven is considering a number of possibilities for extending the trail westward from D.C. Moore; possible connections with SGT trail in Branford are being explored to the east.

SGT finished work on the new section in November, thanks to a grant from Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection; the support of town officials including Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr., Town Engineer Kevin White and Public Works Supervisor Charles Coyle; in-kind services contributed by East Haven Public Works; land clearing by Boy Scouts Troop 401; and design and construction by Vermont’s Timber & Stone LLC.

Completed Farm River State Park Trail

Farm River State Park- East Haven

Farm River State Park- East Haven

Exploring the newly remodeled trail!

Exploring the newly remodeled trail!

Construction of a widened, stone topped Shoreline Greenway Trail through Farm River State Park is completed along with two beautiful bridges.  Trail construction was made possible with State of Connecticut DEEP matching grant funds. This multiuse trail connects users to nature and is safe for walking and biking. It connects by way of Pevetty Drive to the built Shoreline Greenway Trail at the D. C. Moore School property.
Help from many, made this trail possible. We welcome the opportunity to thank Scoutmaster Ned Taylor’s, Boy Scout Troop 401 for clearing the path in 2010. We  thank Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr. for his support and for allowing East Haven Public Works to ready the trail for construction. We thank town engineer, Kevin White, and public works supervisor, Charles Coyle for their guidance and help and we thank East Haven Public Works Crew for their pre-construction work contribution.

Wider paths on the newly remodeled trail

Wider paths on the newly remodeled trail

We invite all residents to take time to enjoy a lovely walk(or bike ride) in the park on this substantial improvement to a special place in town.

Farm River State Park Trail Section Complete

frsp-2frsp-1The 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.