‘First Saturday’, May 3 at 10AM – Come walk our showcase Trail and Celebrate our 12th anniversary at Hammonasset State Park

Everyone is invited!!  Come walk and bike our finished Trail at Hammonassett State Park in Madison to celebrate our 12th year!  Use our new parking lot, walk our new boardwalk and hike the length of our finished one-mile Trail!  Chair Chip Angle will share 2013 highlights of the Trail’s  progress in all four of our towns.

. . . a lovely dog-walking day on our Trail

. . . a lovely dog-walking day on our Trail

Then John Paulson, chair of the Trail Development Team for Shoreline Greenway Trail will lead us  on an easy 2-mile roundtrip walk from our new parking lot to the future street crosswalk onto our walkway across the marsh along the completed Trail around the peninsula and back.  Spectacular marsh views and bird watching. Very easy, a few minor hills, one hour walk. Meet at our Shoreline Greenway Trail eastern trailhead parking lot off Route One, just east of the Hammonasset entrance road.   Directions:  Exit 62 from I 95 south to Route 1. Left on Route 1. Right into Hammonasset Park service road and SGT parking lot. Questions: madison@shorelinegreenwaytrail.org.

Come to the Kids’ Bike Safety Rodeo in Branford, Sunday, April 27, Noon to 2pm

poster - Branford's Kids' Bike Safety Rodeo

Hey Kids – If you are between 4 and 10 years old, come have fun and learn how to ride your bikes safely!!  And try out the bike obstacle course!  Bring your brothers and sisters, your cousins, and friends to the Branford Community House on Sunday April 27, noon to 2pm . . . . .  there will be a fun raffle and giveaways,  a water bottle and a Safe Biking Tips bookmark,  music and popcorn for all.  Be sure to bring your own bike and helmet, and don’t forget to bring your parents or guardians since they need to sign a waiver for you to participate!   Organized by many dedicated people from the  Branford Recreation Center,  Branford Early Childhood Collaborative, Branford Police and Fire departments,  Shoreline Greenway Trail and  Zane’s Cycles. !  Questions, call Branford Rec Center,  203-488-8304.

First Saturday Walk in East Haven

The East Haven Shoreline Greenway Trail was the ‘Host Town’ on Saturday, April 5th for the “First Saturday walk”
Twenty-five participants took advantage of the pleasant Spring-like day.

Participants reviewing the Farm River State Park map at our main lot on Hoop Pole and Mansfield Grove Road. The kiosk was constructed by Boy Scout Troop 401.

Participants reviewing the Farm River State Park map at our main lot on Hoop Pole and Mansfield Grove Road. The kiosk was constructed by Boy Scout Troop 401.

Participants look at the trail-head kiosk and an overview of the trail route.

Participants look at the trail-head kiosk and an overview of the trail route.

Ospreys in their nest, Farm River State Park. The park is peaceful and pristine with small wild-life, caves, and glorious views of the Farm River.

Ospreys in their nest, Farm River State Park. The park is peaceful and pristine with small wild-life, caves, and glorious views of the Farm River.

Trail Extension

The East Haven Land Trust gave the East Haven Town Team of the Shoreline Greenway Trail permission to route our trail through land trust property known as the Bradford Preserve. East Haven Town Team members accessed Federal/State grant funds to begin the design and permit phase of this trail section. Once the design and permit phases are finished, construction of a half-mile long main pedestrian Trail across the Preserve will commence. When completed the trail will connect The East Haven section of the shoreline (Cosey Beach Avenue) to our trail at D. C. Moore School.

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