Officially OPEN! Our Walkway at Hammonasset Beach State Park

September 1, 2013

Cutting the ribbon with DEEP Commissioner Dan Esty are SGT Chair Chip Angle, Trailbuilder Perry Rianhard, Park Supervisor Henry Alves; Madison Selectmen Al Goldberg, Joe MacDougald, Joan Walker; CT legislators Ed Meyer, Lonnie Reed, Pat Widlitz

Our ribbon cutting celebration on Thursday, August 22 was a festive affair, with many enthusiastic folks attending – State and local officials, Park staff, our intrepid Trail volunteer builders and the Madison SGT Team headed by Ginny Raff,  Boy Scouts, and DEEP Sojourn bike riders on their 169 mile journey.

DEEP Commissioner Dan Esty congratulated Shoreline Greenway Trail for our dedication to create our recreational resource for the public, enhancing the State Park at the same time.  

SGT Volunteer walkway building Team headed by Perry Rianhard

SGT Volunteer walkway building Team headed by Perry Rianhard


Troop 491 Boy Scouts came  to see the lovely view area with benches  that Eagle Scout  candidate Eric Marsh built near the walkway.

Eric Marsh with his parents

To see the event in a video made by Eric’s mother, Cathy Marsh, go to:

We received great publicity after the event on Channel 8 news, and in our local Patch website under “Volunteering”. For the full story , “Path from Hammo to East Haven….click here: “