November 1, 10 am: ‘First Saturday’ Bike Ride in Guilford

Staying cool, cyclists on the way to Lake Quonnipaug on a Shoreline Greenway Trail's First Saturday Bike and Hike, July 6Join us on Saturday, November 1st at 10 am for a bike ride from the Guilford town green to Lake Quonnipaug. SGT leader Terry Maguire will lead an easy, mostly flat 18 mile round trip ride up State Street past historic homes, along Little Meadow Rd and South Hoop Pole Rd to loop around the lake, with two route options, and a short stretch on narrow Route 77.  Helmets required; waivers will be provided to sign. Parking available around the Green. Meet on east side of Town Green across from Town Hall. For info call Terry at 203-214-4744

Oct 31-Nov 2: ‘Zero-Energy’ House Tour to Benefit Shoreline Greenway Trail

home of distinction poster

Open Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm; and Sunday, November 2, from 12:00-4pm, this unique, highly energy efficient, ‘passive house’ is a gem selected by national Home of Distinction for its excellence.  Tour the house and enjoy the property’s expansive water views across the marshes to Long Island Sound.  

Proceeds of the tour will benefit Shoreline Greenway Trail and Hartford’s Camp Courant.

Designed by local Guilford architect Philippe Campus and built by local Madison contractor Bill Freeman of Celebration Contracting, this home, the second passive* house to be built in Guilford, provides ultimate energy efficiency and supreme comfort. See the details and meet the builders. [Read more...]

October 4-November 1: Art Sale in Madison to Benefit Shoreline Greenway Trail

"Haze Burn off on the Trail" by Beverly Schirmeier, oil on panel

“Haze Burn off on the Trail” by Beverly Schirmeier, oil on pane

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...]

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  madison@shorelinegreenwaytrail.org.