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* Walk the Future Route of the Shoreline Greenway Trail in New Haven [Part I] * – April 20th

April 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, April 20, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Meet at Lighthouse Point Park, 2 Lighthouse Road, New Haven
(Next to the Pollinator Garden – Use the Main Entrance Rd.)
On this Earth Day excursion, join local experts and advocates for a walking ‘preview’ of the southern section of the future Shoreline Greenway Trail extension into New Haven. We will talk about the long history of the ‘harborside trail’ concept for New Haven, examine some ways the proposed plan could be tweaked to provide better access to scenic resources and a better user experience, and look at some possible spur-trail connections from the proposed Shoreline Greenway Trail route to Lighthouse Point Park. The walk will be led by longtime advocate of a harborside trail, Chris Ozyck, Aaron Goode of the Bioregional Group and representatives from the Shoreline Greenway Trail organization.  
 
The walk will be a loop, returning to Lighthouse around 12:30pm, with a walking distance that is a little over 4 miles total, mostly on paved and flat terrain with one hill (and some stairs). Please be prepared to walk at a moderate pace. 
 
Later this year there will be a “Part II” exploring the northern portion of the proposed Shoreline Greenway Trail route in New Haven (from Fort Hale Park to Long Wharf). Details TBA. 
 
Our meeting place will be next to the pollinator garden in Lighthouse Point Park (roughly the midpoint of the parking area). Use the main entrance road and you will see signs for the walk.
 
Questions? Contact us!
 
The City of New Haven has received more than $9 million since December 2022 to complete a new extension into New Haven of the Shoreline Greenway Trail (SGT) which, when completed, will be a contiguous multi-use trail extending from New Haven to Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison. 

 
In March 2024 the City released its proposed plan for the Shoreline Greenway Trail expansion. The new segment will connect the terminus of the future Shoreline Greenway Trail route in East Haven with the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail and East Coast Greenway in the Long Wharf area, fulfilling a 25-year dream of trail advocates for an interconnected network of greenways and cycling systems across Greater New Haven. 
 
Excitement is building for this unique recreational and economic development resource that will link existing parks and greenways and provide improved access to some of the most scenic and historic places on the east side of New Haven harbor, including the remains of an 18th-19th century military fort, the Pardee Seawall promenade, and Forbes Bluff, truly one of the most spectacular spots on the entire Connecticut shoreline.  
 
You may have seen some of the recent publicity about the plans for Shoreline Greenway Trail expansion:
 
“Move Over, Appalachian Trail”
 
 
 

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Date:
April 20
Time:
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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