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.
Our ‘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 firstname.lastname@example.org.