Posts Tagged ‘ greenway ’

Trails for the Merritt? State might honor the ‘park’ in Parkway

Oct 3rd, 2014 | By

The public hearings and trail study are only the beginning of what could be a lengthy process. If the trail gets the nod after the study is completed and public input is analyzed, funding will be the next step, with a mix of state and federal dollars being essential to complete the project. For more

[continue reading…]

Cost of Merritt Parkway bike trail could be as much as $250 million

Apr 30th, 2014 | By

Advocates have promoted the trail as an important piece of the East Coast Greenway, a 2,750-mile network of trails that run from Maine to Florida.

New Greenway Along Farmington River Proposed For Canton

Mar 31st, 2014 | By

A new greenway has been proposed that would extend up the Farmington River to New Hartford. The proposed greenway would connect to an existing area with a bike path in Collinsville. For more on this story, visit: New Greenway Along Farmington River Proposed For Canton –

Know any good greenways? Tell the DEEP

Feb 10th, 2014 | By

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Connecticut Greenways Council are soliciting nominations for official state greenway designations. For nomination form and information, visit For more on this story, visit: The Day – Know any good greenways? | News from southeastern Connecticut.

Shelton Regains a Trail

Jan 15th, 2014 | By

Shelton’s “Blue-Blazed Trail” just officially got six miles longer. A vote by the Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA) officially restores the Paugussett Trail from Indian Well State Park south through the Shelton Lakes area to Buddington Road, and increases the total length of the trail to about 15 miles, said Teresa Gallagher, a Shelton

[continue reading…]

Planning Underway To Close Greenway Gaps In Plainville

Jan 7th, 2014 | By

Design work will start soon to fill a 9-mile gap in Plainville in the Farmington Canal Heritage Greenway, which will eventually run from New Haven to Northampton, Mass. For more on this story, visit: Planning Underway To Close Greenway Gaps In Plainville –

Waterbury to mull $1.1M downtown greenway link

Jan 5th, 2014 | By

The Board of Aldermen will consider whether to spend almost $1.1 million in grant and surplus money to try to extend the greenway downtown. For more on this story, visit: Waterbury to mull $1.1M downtown greenway link Republican American.

Seymour unveils plans for scenic greenway

Dec 27th, 2013 | By

Conceptual plans to create a scenic greenway trail along the Naugatuck River were unveiled during this week’s Board of Selectmen meeting. Economic Development Director Fred A. Messore has been working with the Cheshire-based firm of Milone & MacBroom, one of the largest firms in the Northeast specializing in civil engineering, planning, landscape architecture and land

[continue reading…]

Ceremony Celebrates Opening of Naugatuck Greenway at 2:30 Dec. 20

Dec 20th, 2013 | By

The Naugatuck Department of Public Works will host a brief ceremony Friday to formally open the first phase of the Naugatuck Greenway.

Trumbull plans extended rail trail

Sep 4th, 2013 | By

On Thursday, Trumbull’s Conservation Commission will get a preview from Jamie Bratt, the town’s planning and zoning administrator, of how the town envisions adding another 4.1 miles to the Pequonnock River Trail with a link from Taits Mill Road in Trumbull Center to Beardsley Park in Bridgeport, to create synergies between neighborhoods and the shopping

[continue reading…]

Key link of Greenway Trail complete

Aug 26th, 2013 | By

It’s an added attraction for the 2 million runners, bikers, and beach-goers who visit Hammonasset each year. “Trails have become an incredibly important resource for Connecticut,” said Susan Whalen, CT DEEP. “They allow all kinds of citizens of all kinds of abilities to get out and enjoy the outdoors.” And this section of the Shoreline

[continue reading…]

Let’s close the gaps on the Farmington Canal Heritage Greenway

Aug 18th, 2013 | By

You can buy a T-shirt in London that says “Mind The Gap,” the popular message of caution to London Underground riders. In Connecticut we need to produce a T-shirt that says “Close the Gap,” a message of hope to Farmington Canal Heritage Greenway bicycle riders. The greenway is an 84-mile multi-use trail that runs from

[continue reading…]

Canal Trail in New Haven Will Now Link To The Sound

Aug 4th, 2013 | By
The jungle at Orange and Grove will become the plaza where the underground portion of the trail rises to the street. (photo: Allan Appel)

Get ready to finish that stroll or bike along the Farmington Canal Heritage Greenway Trail rather than having to stop at the gated tunnels below Whitney Avenue.

Bikers hit trails hoping to raise awareness for Farmington Canal

Jul 15th, 2013 | By

Bicyclists hit the trails on a recent Saturday morning, hoping to raise awareness about the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. The ride covered fifty-six miles of trail and was organized by DEEP Commissioner Dan Esty.

Yantic River Greenway christened

Jun 2nd, 2013 | By

Local conservationists joined with state leaders on Friday to welcome the addition of the Yantic River Greenway to a network of nearly 70 trails that criss-cross Connecticut. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.

Seymour embarks on path to greenway

May 30th, 2013 | By

The town of Seymour will bring an award-winning consulting firm onboard to develop plans for a greenway trail and linear park along the Naugatuck River. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.

Yantic Greenway wins state designation

May 16th, 2013 | By

More than 14 miles along the banks of the Yantic River from Lebanon to Bozrah to Franklin to Norwich will officially be designated as the state’s newest greenway at ceremonies later this month. “This helps put the resource on the map,” James Vincent, vice president of the Norwich Community Development Corp., said Wednesday, after learning

[continue reading…]

Plans for Thomaston Greenway continue, grants sought

Mar 28th, 2013 | By

THOMASTON — During a Board of Selectmen meeting on Tuesday, March 19, former selectman Maura Martin gave an update on the Thomaston Greenway progress. The Thomaston Greenway Committee has been meeting as part of the Council of Governments’ greater “green project,” the Naugatuck River Greenway. The plans for this Greenway will follow the Naugatuck River,

[continue reading…]

Darien Joins 2,900-Mile East Coast Greenway

Mar 1st, 2013 | By

Darien will become a stop on a 2,900-mile trail from Maine to Florida as part of the East Coast Greenway.

Portland Officials Hold Hope For Converting A Portion Of Air Line Railroad Into Hiking Trail

Feb 15th, 2013 | By

… There has been a lot of “behind-the-scenes” planning over the past few years, including an application for a grant to improve a 2.7-mile section of the line from Depot Hill Road on the Portland/East Hampton border west to an area close to where the line once crossed Route 17. Although the town didn’t receive

[continue reading…]