Guilford Dog Walk was warm and friendly on SGT’s August First Saturday!

 Four well-behaved dogs enjoyed a lovely hike with their families and a few other hikers across the meadow and through the woods of the East River Preserve in Guilford.  DSCN1947Leader Jo-Anne Basile brought a portable water bowl just for the pups, very welcome on the warm summer day.




Be sure to check our website for announcement of our next Dog Walk in Guilford  – sometime this fall.  Veterinarian Dr. Chelsea Anderson of Guilford Veterinary Hospital will lead the walk with Bella June, her labradoodle, and talk about good ways to exercise your dogs.

September 5, 10AM: First Saturday Walk at Hammonasset

See  our new Shoreline Greenway Trail Eastern Trailhead kiosk and learn about the rain garden planted in our parking lot this summer by Eagle Scout candidate Eric Weidman. Then walk the trail through the beautiful Hammonasset Beach State Park to the area where work is underway on our new segment of trail down to Webster Point Road alongside Route One.  Spectacular marsh views and bird watching. Very easy, a few minor hills,  2 miles round trip, one hour.  IMG_0788Directions:  Meet at 10am at the SGT eastern trailhead parking lot off Route One just east of the Park entrance road. Exit 62 from I95 South to Route 1. Left on Route 1.  Right into park service road and SGT parking lot. Questions:

Donated Mountain Laurel Planted in Branford

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Peg (Branford Co-Chair) and Dave (volunteer) Stamp planted four Mountain Laurel plants near the trail at the Tilcon access road in Branford.
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These Mountain Laurel plants were generously donated to the Shoreline Greenway Trail by Broken Arrow Nursery in Hamden, CT.  A little tidbit of information – Mountain Laurel is Connecticut’s state flower!

Your Dog Will Dig Our August ‘First Saturday’ Walk


Chelsea Anderson and Bella at her first parade, celebrating Guilford's Centennial (2014).

Chelsea Anderson and Bella at her first parade, celebrating Guilford’s Centennial (2014).

Saturday, August 1st, 9:00 am, Guilford.  (Please note SGT walk postcard listed incorrect date.)  Hike with your dog!  Grab your best four legged friend and join us for a hike at the East River Preserve, a 583-acre conservation area purchased by the Town of Guilford in 2009. We’ll hit the Blue Trail, which goes through open meadows and tree covered trails. Dogs must be on leash and socialized to walk with other animals. Please bring water for you and your pet and don’t forget poop bags. Meet by the bridge at the end of Sullivan Drive. Parking is limited so please car pool. Contact: Jo-Anne Basile,