“First Saturday” Walk June 4 in Branford

May 19, 2011

On June 4, National Trails Day,  join us for a four-mile walk, c. 2  1/2 hours, in Branford. Expert leaders Chet Blomquist and Geoff Smith will guide a hardy family-oriented walk to showcase Shoreline Greenway Trail’s Branford route.  (note: not stroller-friendly, uneven terrain in some areas)



Chet on the Trail

Meet at 10AM at Stony Creek’s West Point ballfield near entrance to the Trolley Trail for a lovely walk across marshes, through woods and Young’s Pond Park to the Town’s Tabor property where SGT Green Team volunteers have blazed a temporary path, onto Montowese Street by the Branford River.  Arrive at the Branford Green by 12:30PM.                                                                                                                                 Join the celebration at 1:00pm on Branford Green in honor of Chet Blomquist. First Selectman Unk DaRos will proclaim “Chet Blomquist Day”, in recognition of his many visionary contributions to the Town over the past 50 years. Light refreshments served, bring picnics, enjoy the day!


Shorter walk options: 10AM  Hike the first half of the 4-mile walk from Stony Creek to the Pine Orchard Road/Tabor property intersection where  pick up the free bus shuttle to return to the Branford Town Green.  OR

11:30AM  Hike the second half, starting at the Pine Orchard Rd/ Tabor property intersection (dog kennel sign near bridge)  Free bus shuttle to the  intersection leaves Branford Town Green at 11:15AM

Free Bus shuttle : Meet at 9:30AM at Branford Town Green for ride to Trolley Trail entrance.   OR     Meet at 11:15AM  at Branford Town Green for ride to Pine Orchard Road. Bus will also pick up there to return to the Green.

Public always welcome, just show up, dogs leashed, check website for any changes.

Take a Hike or Ride Your Bike on the Shoreline Greenway Trail