May 2nd ‘First Saturday’ Walk at Hammonasset Beach State Park

HammWoods*Runner4MAY 2nd, SATURDAY, 10AM MADISON: HAMMONASSET BEACH STATE PARK, John Paulson, Madison team member and Chair of Trail Development for the whole trail, will lead us from the SGT parking lot to the newest trail segment that runs from the park tollbooths to the walkway. Across the marsh we will pass the campground and walk around the peninsula to the end of the completed trail where work is starting on the new segment down to Webster Point Road. Spectacular marsh views and bird watching. Very easy, a few minor hills. 2 miles round trip, one hour. Meet at the eastern trailhead parking lot off Route One just east of the Hammonasset entrance road. Exit 62 from I 95 south to Route 1, Left on Route 1, Right into Park service road and parking lot. Questions: madison@shorelinegreenwaytrail.org

Help! 11 volunteers needed on May 2 for Kids Bike Safety Rodeo and another Guilford event!

Your Guilford Team of Shoreline Greenway Trail is holding our first SGT KIDS BIKE SAFETY RODEO on Saturday, May 2 from 9AM to 11AM at A.W. Cox School, and we need 6 volunteers to help!

The rodeo consists of 4 core stations:  Bike Safety Check-up, Helmet Fitting, Rules of the Road, and Obstacle Course.  It is a lot of fun for kids 5 to 10.  They must bring their own bikes and helmets.

Volunteers will assist with overseeing obstacle course safety, station flow, helmet fitting stations, set up and take down.  If you can volunteer to help for 2 hours or more, please e-mail Kristen D’Souza (kristen.dsouza@gmail.com), or for any questions.

We are fortunate to have partner organizations, Guilford Police Dept, Zane’s Cycles and Guilford Park and Rec, join our Guilford Shoreline Greenway Trail Team to host this fun event.

And, during the Rodeo, BRING YOUR USED BIKES (kids and adults) TO DONATE to the Bikes for Kids organization. We will collect them at the Rodeo site.

SGT also needs 5 other volunteers on the same Saturday, May 2, to pledge to help between 8am-2pm at the Town’s 2nd ANNUAL GUILFORD CLEAN-UP THE EARTH DAY on the Guilford Green. Please email Pam at pbsbds@snet.net or call me at 203-453-2271 if you can help.

May 5-6: Give to the Trail and Help Us Win a Donor Challenge!

great give logo 2015On May 5-6, Shoreline Greenway Trail (SGT) is participating in the Great Give 2015, the premier online giving event for nonprofits in the Greater New Haven region.  For 36 hours, starting on May 5th at 8 a.m. and lasting until 8 p.m. on May 6th, your charitable donation will make us eligible for thousands of dollars in grant prizes when you donate to SGT through giveGreater.org. Please visit www.TheGreatGive.org any time during the 36 hour drive, search for Shoreline Greenway Trail and click “Donate Now”.  Shoreline Greenway Trail will be competing for various matching prizes, including most money raised for an all-volunteer organization, the largest gift, and greatest number of individual donors.  Please tell your friends to mark their calendars for the May 5 – 6 event and give, give, give! Your donations will go a long way in helping Shoreline Greenway Trail realize its goal a 25 mile continuous path for bicyclists, walkers and hikers of all ages to enjoy the outdoors and help create healthy communities along the Connecticut shoreline.

On April 4th, the choice is yours: walk or bike with us in Guilford!

Celebrate the coming of spring with us!  We will be offering a choice of a bike ride or a hike in Guilford on April 4th.
Guilford's East River Preserve

Guilford’s East River Preserve

HIKE, April 4, 10 am.  Join us for an enjoyable hike in Guilford’s East River Preserve led by SGTrail leader Peter Goldbert.   We will cross the river and hike around the East River Preserve. About an hour and a half.  Children and dogs on leashes are welcome. Meet at the end of Bearhouse Hill Rd,  at the East River. If the weather is iffy, or for more information, contact  Peter at 203-675-7717 or goldspurs@comcast.com.


On the Guilford Town Green, enthusiastic bicylists gather for a Shoreline Greenway Trail 1st Saturday bike ride to Lake Quonnipaug during the Fourth of July weekend, with SGT leaders Terry and Martha Maguire, and Ted Braun.

On the Guilford Town Green, enthusiastic bicylists gather for a Shoreline Greenway Trail 1st Saturday bike ride to Lake Quonnipaug during the Fourth of July weekend, with SGT leaders Terry and Martha Maguire, and Ted Braun.

BIKE RIDE, April 4, 10 am.  Join us for an early spring bike ride from Guilford Harbor to Hammonasset Beach State Park with leader Ted Braun. Bike along Route One past our planned first trail section in Guilford to Madison’s shore route and onto our completed trail at Hammonasset Beach State Park. Return via a northerly, hilly route. 25 miles round trip. Directions: meet at Guilford Harbor. From Town Green go south on Whitfield St. Helmets required. Waivers provided to sign. Check website if inclement weather. For more information, contact Ted Braun at 203-453-5688  or tedbraunn135@gmail.com.