On July 5th, join SGT leader Milton Charlton in exploring the blue-blazed Menunkatuck Trail that runs north from Long Island Sound at Chittenden Park in Guilford almost to the border with Durham. Milton will lead hikers on a 4 mile, 2.5 hour round-trip hike through the Timberlands section of the trail in North Guilford. Meet at the dam at Upper Guilford Lake (on Lakeside Drive) at 9:30 a.m. Directions: From I 95 Exit 58, go north on Rt. 77, turn right on Stepstone Hill, pass the golf course, then turn left on Lakeside Drive. Call Milton at 203-815-9587 if you have questions.
SGT Leader Peter Goldberg will follow the white blazed trail west and north, around Lost Lake and return on the orange trail and white blazed trail back to our cars. Bring snack and water. 1.5 hours round trip, depending on snow on ground.
Meet: 10 am at Westwoods parking lot. Sam Hill Road & Route 146. If weather looks iffy, call Peter at 203-675-7717.
HIKE on the Menunkatuck Trail: Following up on his April First Saturday Walk, Team leader Milton Charlton will explore the continuation of the recently-blazed Menunkatuck Trail (part of New England Scenic Trail) heading north from East River Preserve. Be prepared for rocky, uneven trails and stream crossings. C. 4 miles. MEET at the end of Sullivan Drive, Guilford, at the parking area for East River Preserve, just before the gate to the Stump Dump. For more information, call Milt at 203-815-9587
BIKE RIDE – 23 miles round trip to Indian Neck, Branford. Join SGT leaders Ted Braun, Terry & Martha Maguire for a 23-mile bike ride from the Guilford Green along picturesque Route 146 to Indian Neck and return along the shore. Ride departs at 10:00AM. May divide into a ‘fast’ and ‘leisure’ group, depending on speed and comfort. Helmets required. MEET at 9:45AM at the Guilford Green opposite Town Hall on Park Street, to sign release waivers provided by SGT. For more information, call Terry at 203-214-4744.
Thirty-five enthusiastic bikers braved this summer’s heat early Saturday morning, July 6, to bike 20+ miles from the Guilford Green up to Lake Quonnipaug and back! Shoreline Greenway Trail leaders Terry and Martha Maguire and Ted Braun guided them on a scenic on-road route with minimum traffic, and even gave a couple hill options around the lake for the hardcore bikers.
This Fall we hope to build our first section of Shoreline Greenway Trail in Guilford, completely off-road for safe leisurely biking and walking to town, from Madison’s East River border to the Water Tower, alongside Route 1. Check our website for progress reports.