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

Run the Gauntlet, Sept. 28

Can you run the Gauntlet?  We bet you can!

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Hammonasset Beach State Park  |  Madison, CT

Come join us at the 3rd Annual Run the Gauntlet 5K Obstacle Race to benefit the Shoreline Greenway Trail. This event will take place September 28, 2014. Participants will have lots of fun while attempting to conquer 14+ natural and man-made obstacles as they run 3.1 miles along the shore and trails of Hammonasset Beach.

After the race, participants are invited to enjoy a post-race beach party featuring food, refreshments and live entertainment.

To register, click here On the top of the next screen, click Run the Gauntlet. On the next screen, click the Register Now tab and on the next screen, click Register Now.  Select the “heat” you would like to run in (9 am or 10 am) and you are on your way!

You can increase the funds donated to the Shoreline Greenway Trail by soliciting your friends and/or family to support you in the race.  You can become a fundraiser during the registration process by indicating Yes when you see the Get Involved section just before clicking Continue.

Keep in mind that if you raise $100 or more, your registration fee of $50 will be refunded to you!