Shoreline Greenway Trail First Saturday Hike and Bike Schedule

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: General

September2014 – December2014

JOIN our SGT leaders on our monthly First Saturday walks and bike this fall along the existing and proposed SGT Trail, or other local trails. Open to the public. Just show up by 10am.

¨ Walkers wear sturdy shoes

¨ Leashed dogs welcome

¨ Bicyclists – signed waivers & helmets required

¨ For rain/inclement weather, contact hike leader for updates

¨ Check for additional information

SEPTEMBER 6, SATURDAY, 10AM, MADISON: Members of the Madison Art Society will be painting scenes along the trail en plein air as we hike in Hammonasset Park. Hikers may stop and watch, talk with artists, and later that day, have a chance to purchase their favorite paintings at a “wet paint” sale. 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 Hammonasset entrance road. Directions: Exit 62 from I 95 south to Rte. 1. Left on to Rte.1 and first right into the Hammonasset Park service road entrance. Questions:

OCTOBER 4, SATURDAY, 10AM BRANFORD: The walk will highlight the new town path up to the top of the old landfill near the Tabor property. The views from the top are spectacular, overlooking Long Island Sound, Branford center, Branford River, and even East Haven. Meet at the end of the Shoreline Kennel drive off Pine Orchard Road, go west on SGT along Chet’s Pond, cross the Public Works road to begin the walk up the hill. We will return to our starting place via the Branford Trail. Parking: End of the Shoreline Kennel drive. Directions: Main Street Branford to Montowese, left on Pine Orchard Road, right following Pine Orchard Road, Shoreline Kennels on the right immediately after crossing the railroad pass. Part of the walk is on temporary trail, so strollers are not recommended. Dogs are welcome. Approximate length: one hour. Contact: Leo Cristofar, 203-214-5824.

NOVEMBER 1, SATURDAY 10:00AM GUILFORD: Hike and bike ride from Guilford town green to lake Quonnipaug– c. 18 miles RT, easy, mostly flat. Ride with SGT leader Terry Maguire up State Street past historic homes, along Little Meadow Rd and South Hoop Pole Rd to loop around 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

DECEMBER 6, SATURDAY 10AM EAST HAVEN: Hike from D. C. Moore School to Farm River State Park: thru picturesque woods with SGT leader Barbara Brow and Mike Gambardella, from D. C. Moore School to an over view of the Bradford Preserve tidal wetlands, along our 1500 ft. granite-topped trail to our trailhead parking lot to the Farm River State Park, peaceful and pristine. osprey’s nest, caves and water views. Easy walk with 214-4744a couple of steep areas for approximately, 1.5 miles in 1.5 hours. Directions: from 142 west, left onto Mansfield Grove Road to stop sign, right onto Hoop Pole Lane to second school parking lot on left. From Coe Avenue take a left to Myrtle Street, right at stop sign, quick left onto Elliot Street, and right to school parking lot. Info call Barbara Brow 203-469-9127

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