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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you once work parties are scheduled.
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, and Steve Zaehringer and myself) were just getting started clearing the new Tabor Property trail heading toward Chet’s Pond. Along came three young gentlemen 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. Josh offered to go home and get some additional tools, returning with hedge clippers and a weed whacker, and even 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! - Jo Zaehringer, SGT board member
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Join 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
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.
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.