First Saturday Walk in East Haven

The East Haven Shoreline Greenway Trail was the ‘Host Town’ on Saturday, April 5th for the “First Saturday walk”
Twenty-five participants took advantage of the pleasant Spring-like day.

Participants reviewing the Farm River State Park map at our main lot on Hoop Pole and Mansfield Grove Road. The kiosk was constructed by Boy Scout Troop 401.

Participants reviewing the Farm River State Park map at our main lot on Hoop Pole and Mansfield Grove Road. The kiosk was constructed by Boy Scout Troop 401.

Participants look at the trail-head kiosk and an overview of the trail route.

Participants look at the trail-head kiosk and an overview of the trail route.

Ospreys in their nest, Farm River State Park. The park is peaceful and pristine with small wild-life, caves, and glorious views of the Farm River.

Ospreys in their nest, Farm River State Park. The park is peaceful and pristine with small wild-life, caves, and glorious views of the Farm River.

Trail Extension

The East Haven Land Trust gave the East Haven Town Team of the Shoreline Greenway Trail permission to route our trail through land trust property known as the Bradford Preserve. East Haven Town Team members accessed Federal/State grant funds to begin the design and permit phase of this trail section. Once the design and permit phases are finished, construction of a half-mile long main pedestrian Trail across the Preserve will commence. When completed the trail will connect The East Haven section of the shoreline (Cosey Beach Avenue) to our trail at D. C. Moore School.

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Geocaching comes to the Trail

Here are the coordinates for your search

Here are the coordinates for your search

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.

Here is Seth looking very mysterious after he hid his cache.

Here is Seth looking very mysterious after he hid his cache.

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.

Happy hunting!

‘First Saturday Walk’ April 5, 10AM in East Haven’s Farm River State Park

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. 

A new boardwalk will Bradford Preserve to the SGT Trail

A new boardwalk will connect Bradford Preserve to the SGT Trail