Shoreline Greenway Trail is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to building a 25-mile continuous path for bicyclists, walkers and hikers on the Connecticut Shoreline from Lighthouse Point in New Haven through East Haven, Branford, and Guilford to Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison.
‘First Saturday’, May 3 at 10AM – Come walk our showcase Trail and Celebrate our 12th anniversary at Hammonasset State Park
Everyone is invited!! Come walk and bike our finished Trail at Hammonassett State Park in Madison to celebrate our 12th year! Use our new parking lot, walk our new boardwalk and hike the length of our finished one-mile Trail! Chair Chip Angle will share 2013 highlights of the Trail’s progress in all four of our towns.
Then John Paulson, chair of the Trail Development Team for Shoreline Greenway Trail will lead us on an easy 2-mile roundtrip walk from our new parking lot to the future street crosswalk onto our walkway across the marsh along the completed Trail around the peninsula and back. Spectacular marsh views and bird watching. Very easy, a few minor hills, one hour walk. Meet at our Shoreline Greenway Trail eastern trailhead parking lot off Route One, just east of the Hammonasset entrance road. Directions: Exit 62 from I 95 south to Route 1. Left on Route 1. Right into Hammonasset Park service road and SGT parking lot. Questions: email@example.com.
Hey Kids – If you are between 4 and 10 years old, come have fun and learn how to ride your bikes safely!! And try out the bike obstacle course! Bring your brothers and sisters, your cousins, and friends to the Branford Community House on Sunday April 27, noon to 2pm . . . . . there will be a fun raffle and giveaways, a water bottle and a Safe Biking Tips bookmark, music and popcorn for all. Be sure to bring your own bike and helmet, and don’t forget to bring your parents or guardians since they need to sign a waiver for you to participate! Organized by many dedicated people from the Branford Recreation Center, Branford Early Childhood Collaborative, Branford Police and Fire departments, Shoreline Greenway Trail and Zane’s Cycles. ! Questions, call Branford Rec Center, 203-488-8304.
Geocaching is spreading across the country, and we are excited to report we now have two caches hidden along the Hammonasset Park section of the Trail. Eight-year old Seth Gyllensten hid his cache there recently and he must be pretty good at hiding because so far geo-caching enthusiasts, who use GPS to locate caches, have been having a tough time finding it. There is a little something in Seth’s cache from the Shoreline Greenway Trail for the first ten people who do.
To get started, go to geocaching.com and search for “Shoreline Greenway-Which Way?” Instructions on how to sign up for a free account, locate, log and hide caches are on the site.
SGT welcomes others to hide caches on the Trail.
Hike into the FARM RIVER STATE PARK from our Trail by the D.C. Moore Elementary School Hike, with SGT leaders Barbara Brow and Michael Gambardella. We’ll walk to an overview of the Bradford Preserve tidal wetlands, then along our 1200 ft. granite-topped trail to our Trailhead, continue down Pevetty Drive into Farm River State Park, natural, peaceful and pristine. Osprey nests, caves, glorious views of the Farm River. Easy walk, one short steep area. Approx. 1.5 miles, 1 1/2 hours.
MEET at 10 AM. DIRECTIONS: from 142 West take a left onto Mansfield Grove Road to stop sign, right onto Hoop Pole Lane to second school parking lot on left. From Coe Avenue, left onto Myrtle Street, right at stop sign, quick left onto Elliot Street, right to parking lot. Questions? Call Barbara at 203-469-9127.