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.

 

Construction Begins on Farm River State Park Section in East Haven

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Bicyclists ride over a partially constructed section of the Shoreline Greenway Trail in East Haven’s Farm River State Park.

Construction has begun on a new section of the Shoreline Greenway Trail in East Haven. When complete, the approximately 1/3-mile section will traverse Farm River State Park to connect a completed segment of the Shoreline Greenway Trail on town property at the former D.C. Moore School with Short Beach Road not far from the Branford line.

The majority of the new section will comprise a crushed-granite-covered, packed stone trail, and two 9-foot-wide bridges with railings will connect trail segments within the park. The section will cover the route of an existing trail, cleared by members of Boy Scout Troop 401 of East Haven, that has been walkable for years. Its completion will make the trail also usable by bicyclists, wheelchair users, parents pushing strollers and others.

Construction of the new section has been funded entirely by a $94,346 Recreational Trails Grant from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. It is being built by Timber & Stone LLC of East Montpelier, Vermont, whose crew arrived on site Monday, October 3, to deliver equipment in order to start building the trail the following morning. The East Haven Public Services Department provided in-kind services to ready the trail for construction.

The project is expected to take four to six weeks.

For more information, contact Barbara Brow at (203) 469-9127.

Kids Challenge Event on DC Moore Trail Segment

Kids Challenge Event begins with a scavenger hunt along the DC Moore trail segment.

Kids Challenge Event begins with a scavenger hunt along the DC Moore trail segment.

 

The East Haven School District teamed up with the East Haven Wellness Committee to hold a Kids Challenge Event on May 21st at the DC Moore trail segment of the East Haven SGT. Kids of all ages used the trail for a scavenger hunt to find things like flowers and birds, and the whole family got involved in a race from one end of the trail to the other.

 

Getting ready for a race from one end of the DC Moore Trail segment to the other!

Getting ready for a race from one end of the DC Moore trail segment to the other!

Members Mike Gambardella and Kirsten Dudley

Booth set up at the Kids Challenge Event on the DC Moore trail.

 

Nov 7th ‘First Saturday’ Walk in East Haven

Bradford 5HIKE FROM D. C. MOORE SCHOOL TO FARM RIVER STATE PARK.

Come see the future home of a 1/2 mile pedestrian boardwalk!

Saturday, November 7th, 10 am

Hike thru picturesque woods with SGT leaders Barbara Brow and Mike Gambardella, at D. C. Moore School to an overview of the Bradford Preserve, the future home of a 1/2 mile pedestrian boardwalk along our completed 1500 ft. granite topped trail to our trailhead parking area, onto Pevetty Drive to Farm River State Park, peaceful and pristine. Osprey nests, caves, and spectacular water views. Two steep areas. 1.5 miles, 1.5 hours. Directions: from 142 West, left onto Mansfield Grove Road to stop sign, right onto Hoop Pole Lane to second school parking lot on left.  From Coe Avenue take a left to Myrtle Street, right at stop sign, quick left onto Elliot Street, and right to school parking lot. Questions, call Barbara Brow 203-469-9127