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

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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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 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!