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
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.
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…]
On 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.