1st Saturday Winter Walk – February 7, 2015 in Stony Creek at 10am

Join us for a brisk winter walk on Saturday, February 7th, at 10am.  We will emphasize our plan to connect Stony Creek all the way to the Branford Center for safe, enjoyable off-road biking and walking, by starting our walk at the Stony Creek Trolley Trail to the new Tilcon SGT Trail section.  We will take a detour along the Branford Trail through the Land Trust Vedder property if weather permits.

A winter 1st Saturday hike in 2012 led by Chet Blomquist

A winter 1st Saturday hike in 2012 led by Chet Blomquist

This time of year is beautiful with the muted colors of marsh grass, sea, and shore, most likely still seen through a  cover of white snow!  Stroller friendly if no snow on the trail. Leashed dogs welcome.  Meet at West Point ball field, Stony Creek.  Hike contact: Leo Cristofar, 203-214-5824. IMG_0155

January 3, First Saturday Walk in Madison

January 3 at 10AM, enjoy the Salt Meadow Park Walk in Madison’s newest park on the banks of the Hammonasset River, a magnificent property with an important ecosystem, beautiful views, and great bird watching. The walk is easy with a few minor hills, less than 2 miles, one hour, longer if you linger. Directions: from I-95 exit 62,take Hammonasset connector south to Route One. Go left approximately .5 mile andwatch for signs for park on right. Questions: madison@shorelinegreenwaytrail.org.

August 2 ‘First Saturday’ Walk in Branford

Farm River estuary view from promontaryJoin us on Saturday, August 2 at 10 am for a hike beginning at the Hearth at Gardenside in Branford.  SGT team members will lead a hike through woods and alongside marshes that end in a small promontory with a beautiful view of the Farm River Estuary and the Shoreline Trolley museum trolley track.  A relatively short one-hour hike over terrain not suitable for strollers.  Meet and park along Katie Jo Lane opposite the entrance to the Hearth at Gardenside. 

Directions:  I 95 Exit 54 (Cedar Street), head toward Route 1; right at the light, continue past Branhaven Plaza on your left; Alps Road is your next left at the light.  Hearth at Gardenside c. one mile on right.

Questions:  Judy 203-589-8335.

July 5th ‘First Saturday’ Hike, the Menunkatuck Trail in Guilford

Vernal Pond in Timberlands area of  Menunkatuck Trail, North Guilford

Vernal Pond in Timberlands area of Menunkatuck Trail, North Guilford, CT.  Photo credit:  H. Morrow Long

On July 5th, join SGT leader Milton Charlton in exploring the blue-blazed Menunkatuck Trail that runs north from Long Island Sound at Chittenden Park in Guilford almost to the border with Durham.  Milton will lead hikers on a 4 mile, 2.5 hour round-trip hike through the Timberlands section of the trail in North Guilford.  Meet at the dam at Upper Guilford Lake (on Lakeside Drive) at 9:30 a.m.  Directions: From I 95 Exit 58, go north on Rt. 77, turn right on Stepstone Hill, pass the golf course, then turn left on Lakeside Drive.  Call Milton at 203-815-9587 if you have questions.