MAY 2nd, SATURDAY, 10AM MADISON: HAMMONASSET BEACH STATE PARK, John Paulson, Madison team member and Chair of Trail Development for the whole trail, will lead us from the SGT parking lot to the newest trail segment that runs from the park tollbooths to the walkway. Across the marsh we will pass the campground and walk around the peninsula to the end of the completed trail where work is starting on the new segment down to Webster Point Road. Spectacular marsh views and bird watching. Very easy, a few minor hills. 2 miles round trip, one hour. Meet at the eastern trailhead parking lot off Route One just east of the Hammonasset entrance road. Exit 62 from I 95 south to Route 1, Left on Route 1, Right into Park service road and parking lot. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately icy conditions on the trail are forcing us to cancel the March 7 walk in East Haven. Stay tuned for information on our upcoming walks.
Undaunted by the cold weather and light snow that began as we walked on February 7, 2015, sixteen hardy walkers met at the West Point Field parking lot and walked along the Stony Creek Trolley Trail, part of the Shoreline Greenway Trail. Chet Blomquist led the walk, telling stories as he went about the history of the area.
As the accompanying photos indicate, the scenery had that special beauty of marshes in winter. Chet pointed out the Tilcon section of the SGT trail and talked about plans for connecting Stony Creek and Branford Center, including the train station, via a trail that will be as much as possible off road.