Join 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
Branford team members Jack Wood, Peg Stamp, Dave Stamp, and Leo Cristofar are shown listening as Branford Co-Chair Chet Blomquist describes the Tabor section of the Shoreline Greenway Trail to the Board of Selectmen.
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...]
Led by Leo Cristofar and Chet Blomquist, with the able assistance of Dave and Peg Stamp, the walkers set off from the Shoreline Kennel Drive off of Pine Orchard Road along the Greenway Trail. We passed Chet’s Pond and viewed the osprey nest on top of the communications tower on the other side of the pond. Awesome!
We then turned down the public works road to head for the old dump, long referred to as “Mount Trashmore” and newly dubbed Ecology Park. As the group started up the new road built by the town to the top of the hill, the rain started down in earnest. The group pressed on to the top to discover a lovely gazebo and fabulous views of Long Island Sound and of church spires and the roof of the Branford Library.
As the rain became heavier, we huddled in the gazebo along with other visitors to listen to brief messages from First Selectman Jamie Cosgrove and Solid Waste Management Commission Chairman Mario Ricozzi officially opening and dedicating the park. A short trail circles the top of the hill, with strategically placed benches. There are several handicapped parking spaces on top, with more parking at the base of the hill. Automobile access is through the old dump entrance on Tabor Drive. A great new addition to Branford’s open space!
After a visit cut short by the rain, the walkers descended and entered the woods to walk along a section of the white-blazed Branford Trail and back to their cars. Despite the bad weather, fun was had by all and the walkers expressed enthusiasm about the Shoreline Greenway trails and the new park.