Great Turnout in East Haven for the First Sat Walk

35 participants came out on a bright and sunny July 1st morning to walk the East Haven SGT. It was a great group which made it a successful First Saturday Walk!

Great day in East Haven!

Great day in East Haven!

Walkers enjoying the trail on the First Saturday Walk in EH!

Walkers enjoying the trail on the First Saturday Walk in EH!

 

International Festival of Arts and Ideas group tours EHSGT

It was a lovely day on June 14th as the International Festival of Arts and Ideas group took a ride through the East Haven SGT. After the trail ride the group wrapped up the afternoon with an ice cream social at a favorite local spot overlooking the beach!

Great day for a bike ride on the EHSGT!

Great day for a bike ride on the EHSGT!

Sun is out and group is ready to ride!

Sun is out and group is ready to ride!

They earned an ice cream break!

They earned an ice cream break!

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.