Work to begin connecting Hammonasset Trail to Liberty Street

Site of work to begin on trail section connecting Hammonasset to Liberty Street in Madison

Site of work to begin on 747 foot trail section connecting Hammonasset to Liberty Street in Madison

Calling all volunteers!  In preparation for design and construction of the final part of the Hammonasset section, the Madison Team of volunteers will soon start preliminary clearing of the section from Liberty Street up the hill to the beginning of the Hammonasset Park property where the completed trail now ends.  If you would like to join us, email madison@shorelinegreenwaytrail.org and we will contact you once work parties are scheduled.

Surprise Work-Party Recruits

Kevin Desiderioscioli, Quint Caruthers, Josh Sansone,

Kevin Desiderioscioli, Quint Caruthers, Josh Sansone,

Saturday October 25 was a beautiful fall day, perfect for doing anything outside!  Branford’s Trail Maintenance work-party (Chet Blomquist, Tony Corso, Leo Cristofer, Jack Wood, Steve and Jo Zaehringer) were just getting started clearing the Tabor Property trail heading toward Chet’s Pond.  Along came these three young gentlemen just meandering down the street enjoying their day.  They asked me what we were doing and I told them we were clearing the trail for the Shoreline Greenway Trail.  On a lark, I asked them if they would like to join us.  To my surprise they said ‘yes, we would love to!’  Not wasting any time, we put them to work!  All three, Josh Sansone, Quint Caruthers, Kevin Desiderioscioli  were delightful and very hard workers.  At one time, Josh offered to go home and get some additional tools that were definitely needed.  He not only returned with hedge clippers and a weed whacker, he brought water bottles for us all- how thoughtful!   We enjoyed working with all three of these boys and hope to see them again on the trail!  Thank you Josh!  Thank you Quint!  Thank you Kevin!

 

 

November 1, 10 am: ‘First Saturday’ Bike Ride in Guilford

Staying cool, cyclists on the way to Lake Quonnipaug on a Shoreline Greenway Trail's First Saturday Bike and Hike, July 6Join us on Saturday, November 1st at 10 am for a bike ride from the Guilford town green to Lake Quonnipaug. SGT leader Terry Maguire will lead an easy, mostly flat 18 mile round trip ride up State Street past historic homes, along Little Meadow Rd and South Hoop Pole Rd to loop around the lake, with two route options, and a short stretch on narrow Route 77.  Helmets required; waivers will be provided to sign. Parking available around the Green. Meet on east side of Town Green across from Town Hall. For info call Terry at 203-214-4744

Town of Branford Approves Funding for New Trail Section

Chet's Pond located on the Tabor Property in Branford

Chet’s Pond located on the Tabor Property in Branford

On October 14th, the Branford Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a proposal by Town Engineer Janice Plaziak to apply funds from a federal grant to the design and construction of 1 mile of new trail in Branford.

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Branford team members Jack Wood, Peg Stamp, Dave Stamp, and Leo Cristofar are shown listening as Branford Co-Chair Chet Blomquist describes the Tabor section of the Shoreline Greenway Trail to the Board of Selectmen.

The trail will extend from Pine Orchard Road to Meadow Street, passing through the town-owned Tabor property.  Shoreline Greenway Trail already has a temporary trail on this property that runs along Chet’s Pond and exits at Tabor Drive.

This scenic trail section will offer safe off-road biking to families, pedestrian access for joggers and walkers, and handicapped access as well.  It will be a great addition to the recreational facilities of the Town of Branford, adding to the attraction of nearby Ecology Park, which was recently officially opened. When finished, the trail section (known as Branford section B3 of the Shoreline Greenway Trail) will form an important step towards our goal to provide Branford residents an off-road bicycle/pedestrian trail between the town center, the railroad station and the Stony Creek section of town.

Our thanks to the Town Engineer and the Board of Selectmen for their support.
Read more in the Branford Eagle article.

Walkers explore the Tabor Property

Walkers explore the Tabor Property