Work begins to connect 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

The Madison Team has begun work on the final leg of the Hammonasset section from Liberty Street up the hill to the beginning of the Hammonasset Park property where the completed trail now ends.  We are busy designing the trail, a retaining wall, and a water crossing in preparation for applying for the encroachment permit from the Dept. of Transportation. We are also clarifying other permitting and seeking funding to finish the job.

October 4-November 1: Art Sale in Madison to Benefit Shoreline Greenway Trail

"Haze Burn off on the Trail" by Beverly Schirmeier, oil on panel

“Haze Burn off on the Trail” by Beverly Schirmeier, oil on pane

An art show featuring works by members of the Board of Directors of the Madison Art Society will be held October 4 – Nov 1 at the Scranton Library, 801 Boston Post Road, Madison.  The exhibit will be in the Community Room downstairs in the library.  The works, in a variety of media, including sculpture, highlight the diversity of interests and artistic approaches among the board members and makes for interesting viewing. [Read more…]

Trail offers inspiration to local artists

Painters work on pieces along the Hammonasset Beach State Park section of the Shoreline Greenway Trail in MadisonOn the First Saturday in September, the Trail welcomed fifteen members of the Madison Art Society painting en plein air along the trail at Hammonasset Beach State Park.  Some thirty-five hikers walked the trail, watched the artists create beautiful scenes of vistas on the trail, and talked with them about their craft.

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Madison Art Society Hits the Trail, September 6th

M view from access rd trail section summer wOur ‘First Saturday’ Walk in September will offer walkers the chance to watch and meet members of the Madison Art Society.  Artists will set up their easels along the trail en plein air and hikers may stop and  watch and talk with the artists.  The walk will take place on Saturday, September 6 at 10 am.  

Later in the day, there will be a reception and exhibition of the completed, framed trail scenes at Friends & Co. Restaurant in Madison.

Featured on  the hike will be a new  section of trail completed since our last walk there and the  always-beautiful views  of the salt marshes. Easy two-mile walk. Meet  at the SGT Eastern Trailhead parking lot off Rte. 1 just  east of the  Hammonasset entrance road. Directions: Exit 62 from I 95  south to Rte. 1. Left  onto Rte. 1 and right into the Hammonasset Park service  road. Questions: Ginny at  madison@shorelinegreenwaytrail.org.