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.
On June 6th, join us for a walk and free trolley ride co-sponsored by East Haven/ Branford town teams and the Shore Line Trolley Museum to celebrate Connecticut Trails Weekend. Participants will board a restored trolley for a scenic trip and disembark for a 2 mile walk along the proposed SGT trail to the Farm River. Area history and plans will be discussed.
On a return trolley ride to the museum, we will stop to tour vintage transit vehicles. Not suitable for pets. Meet at the Shoreline Trolley Museum at 17 River Street, East Haven. Directions: Take I-95 South Exit 52 (High Street/East Haven) left off exit ramp, left at 4th light on Main Street (Rte.100), right on Hemingway Ave. at light (Rte.142) take first left on River Street. Google Map. Questions: Barbara 203-469-9127. Click here for a complete list of CT Trails Weekend events.
On a sunny Saturday in April, the Shoreline Greenway Trail Rock to Rock Bike Team – eighteen energetic members, ages nine to seventy seven – rode their bikes in the 7th Annual ‘ROCK TO ROCK’ EARTH DAY RIDE in New Haven on April 25. This event is a major fundraiser for 24 environmental organizations and this is the first year that Shoreline Greenway Trail was invited to participate. Members from all our towns helped volunteer or joined our Bike Team.
Our Bike Team riders chose one of five different courses, ranging from the 8-mile Family Ride to the challenging 60-mile Century ride! Together they raised almost $8,000 from 94 generous donors..… a fun day and a fun way to raise funds for Shoreline Greenway Trail! We thank everyone who contributed to the wonderful day.
Several members volunteered at the Rest Stops for the 20-mile, 40- mile and 60-mile routes. At Lighthouse Point, East Haven members Barbara Brow, Mary Jane Toomey, John Cox and Susan Stacey were greeters. At Guilford’s Perk on Church 60-mile riders were greeted with refreshments by Milt Charlton, Greg Teschendorf, Jennifer Chaffiotte, and Deb and Russell Heinrich.
Our enthusiastic SGT Bike Team cyclists wore new white tech biking shirts with our logo for high visibility: Guilford members Chip Angle, Peter Hawes, Brad Kronstat, Carol Grave, Josh Geballe and Joe Garofoli; Branford’s Farhan Soomro, sons Manik 14, and Saami 9, Glenn Gaffield and Annie Heinzel; East Haven member Mark Bridgman; the three-generation Anderson-Simonds family from Guilford and Madison; and from Durham, Liz and Jay Conroy. Next year, join the Team!!
To Our Volunteers, Members and Donors –
You are invited to our 13th Annual Celebration of the Shoreline Greenway Trail on May 18, Monday at 7PM at the Nathaniel B Green Community Center, Guilford, CT. Our speaker, State Senator Ted Kennedy is a passionate advocate of environmental issues and a strong supporter of Shoreline Greenway Trail. A graduate of Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and UConn Law School, Senator Kennedy will speak about his roles in the State Legislature and as chair of the State’s Environment Committee and member of the Transportation Committee, both very important to our Trail.
Come to celebrate our accomplishments this past year in each of our four shoreline towns. SGT leaders will discuss the trail’s status, describe development efforts underway and outline the opportunities and challenges involved in bringing the full trail to fruition. Among the highlights:
- At least one section of trail will be complete in all four towns in 2016, including the first 7/10th of a mile section of trail in Guilford
- Work is underway on the final section of Madison’s trail at Hammonasset to connect to Liberty Street;
- SGT is nearing an interim goal in Branford of connecting downtown with the railroad station and Stony Creek;
- In East Haven, funds are being raised for construction of the trail in Farm River State Park, and discussions are underway toward design and permitting for the trail through Bradford Preserve.
A brief annual Board election will be held. Light refreshments will be served. The public is welcome.
For 36 hours, from Tuesday, May 5th at 8 am until Wednesday, May 6th at 8 pm, SGT is participating in the Great Give 2015, the premier online giving event for nonprofits in the Greater New Haven area.
Donations to SGT made through the online campaign will make us eligible for thousands of dollars in grant prizes.
CLICK HERE to reach the special SGT donation page any time during the 36 hour drive and make an online donation.
Shoreline Greenway Trail will be competing for various matching prizes, including most money raised for an all-volunteer organization, the largest gift, and greatest number of individual donors. Your donations will go a long way in helping Shoreline Greenway Trail realize its goal a 25 mile continuous path for bicyclists, walkers and hikers of all ages to enjoy the outdoors and help create healthy communities along the Connecticut shoreline.
Thanks for your support!