New Trailhead Parking Lot at Hammonasset Draws Hundreds

We are thrilled to see so many walkers, bikers, wheelchair users, and joggers making use of our new trailhead parking lot at Hammonasset Beach State Park.   If you haven’t had a chance to see it for yourself, check out this slideshow.

SGT Trailhead parking lot at Hammonasset Beach State Park with a new bike rack installed by Eagle Scout candidate Tom O'Sullivan

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Madison’s Newest Eagle Scout!

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At his induction ceremony, Madison’s Newest Eagle Scout, Eric Marsh, presented  the Mentor’s Pin and a golden hammer plaque to the Trail’s own Perry Rianhard. [Read more...]

Geocaching comes to the Trail

Here are the coordinates for your search

Here are the coordinates for your search

Geocaching is spreading across the country, and we are excited to report we now have two caches hidden along the Hammonasset Beach State Park section of the Trail.   Eight-year old Seth Gyllensten hid his cache there recently and he must be pretty good at hiding because so far geo-caching enthusiasts, who use GPS to locate caches, have been having a tough time finding it.   There is a little something in Seth’s cache from the Shoreline Greenway Trail for the first ten people who do.

Here is Seth looking very mysterious after he hid his cache.

Here is Seth looking very mysterious after he hid his cache.

To get started, go to geocaching.com and search for “Shoreline Greenway-Which Way?”  Instructions on how to sign up for a free account, locate, log and hide caches are on the site.

SGT welcomes others to hide caches on the Trail.

Happy hunting!

Next First Saturday Walk – February 1 in Madison

Come join us for a beautiful and informative walk at Hammonasset Beach State Park at 10 a.m. on Saturday February 1, 2014.

Hammo ski tracks 4Shoreline Greenway’s Madison Chair, Ginny Raff, will lead us along the planned trail path from our new parking lot to the walkway across the marsh.  We will continue along the completed trail section around the peninsula offering spectacular marsh views and bird watching.  The trail section that is not yet built is level and easy walking, and the finished trail is easy with a few minor hills. The walk is about 2 miles roundtrip and will last about 1 hour.

Meet: 10 a.m. at our new SGT eastern trailhead parking lot off Route 1 just east of the Hammonasset entrance road.

Directions: I95, Exit 62. Go south to Route 1; make a left onto Route 1 and a right into Hammonasset Beach State Park service road and the SGT parking lot.

Questions: contact Ginny at Madison@shorelinegreenwaytrail.org