Greenways

Windsor: Riverfront Trail In Windsor Approved

Mar 2nd, 2011 | By

WINDSOR — The town council has approved a plan to create a mutiuse trail along the Connecticut River that would run from the Barber Street Boat Launch to the Hartford city line. Construction of the $870,000 project could begin as early as June and include 10-foot-wide walking and cycling trails with access points to the

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DEP Greenways Council Accepting Nominations

Feb 19th, 2011 | By

The Connecticut DEP and the Connecticut Greenways Council today announced that they are now soliciting nominations for official state greenway designations.



Windsor should build trail

Jan 29th, 2011 | By

If Windsor accepts a proposal by town manager Peter Souza, the dream of Riverfront Recapture’s trails extending into other towns, may become a reality.



Murhpy in Kent Thursday to Announce $5,000 Grant for Bike Trail Effort

Oct 22nd, 2010 | By

U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy gathered with several regional officials at the Kent Falls State Park on Thursday to formally announce a $5,000 grant that will help improve bicycle trails in the region.



Former Pomfret train station a tourist venue

Oct 11th, 2010 | By

The former Pomfret train station will re-open Saturday Oct. 9 as a pavilion and information center for hikers and bikers. The trail cuts through two Audubon nature preserves in Pomfret and a third in Hampton.



Whatever happened to Danbury’s Margerie Reservoir Trail

Sep 18th, 2010 | By

Over the last two years, efforts to build a trail or walkway along the eastern side of the Margerie Reservoir have largely dried up.



A trail in the making — The Norwalk River Valley Trail

Sep 18th, 2010 | By

The Norwalk River Valley Trail — an idea that’s been around for years — is moving from the realm of the possible to something far more tangible, starting this month.



Norwalk River Valley Trail: Grant moves project along

Sep 16th, 2010 | By

A long path lies ahead before cyclists and pedestrians may traverse a 27-mile trail from Norwalk to Danbury, but on Monday five communities, including Redding, announced an important first step toward the goal.



Public meeting scheduled for Regional Naugatuck River Greenway Routing Study

Sep 13th, 2010 | By

The Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley (COGCNV) is holding a public meeting for the Regional Naugatuck River Greenway Routing Study on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. at their offices at 60 N. Main St., Third Floor, Waterbury.



Branford, Guilford won’t share trail funds

Aug 24th, 2010 | By

The Shoreline Greenway Trail creators have run into a few speed bumps in creating a multi-town nature trail, and the road to completion may be getting a bit bumpier. Guilford First Selectman Joseph Mazza and Branford First Selectman Anthony “Unk” DaRos said Tuesday they will keep their portions of grant money for the trail, though

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Woman finds Greenway good for the soul

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By

ELIOT, Maine — Some walk for pleasure, some walk for exercise, and some walk for their spirit. Karen Terzano is walking for all the above and so much more on her 740-mile pilgrimage that recently took her through southern Maine and the Seacoast. Terzano, 59, of Ellsworth, Maine, came walking through the Berwicks and Eliot

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Killingworth Resident Appointed to Connecticut Greenways Council – Hartford Courant

Aug 17th, 2010 | By

KILLINGWORTH — — Gov. M. Jodi Rell has appointed David Gumbart of Killingworth as a member of the Connecticut Greenways Council. via Killingworth Resident Appointed to Connecticut Greenways Council – Hartford Courant.



Shoreline Greenway Trail Chair Looks to East Haven Before Guilford

Aug 12th, 2010 | By

Shoreline Greenway Trail Chair Looks to East Haven First The idea of the Shoreline Greenway Trail (SGT) isn’t new-the proposed walking trail from Lighthouse Point in New Haven to Hammonasset Beach in Madison has been in the works for 10 years. What is new, however, is an idea proposed by SGT Board of Directors Chairman

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Housatonic greenway takes another step

Aug 9th, 2010 | By

STRATFORD — There’s an ambitious plan to make the Housatonic River, from its headwaters in Massachusetts to its mouth in Milford and Stratford, a greenway where cyclists and hikers can enjoy scenic vistas along its banks. via Housatonic greenway takes another step – Connecticut Post.



Mass. bike trail plan making progress

Jul 23rd, 2010 | By

WESTFIELD – Local funds earmarked for Columbia Greenway bike trail design in the downtown are expected to improve the city’s quest to complete design and begin construction of the trail’s Phase I connecting with Southwick. via Bike trail plan making progress – MassLive.com.



SEN. KEVIN WITKOS: Greenways are more than just a license plate

Jul 9th, 2010 | By

Connecticut greenways are more than just a license plate. They are a shining example of the state’s successful efforts over the past two decades to acquire and preserve open space land. If you have ever hiked a trail in Connecticut there’s a good chance you were experiencing one of the state’s greenways. Our region of

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Governor Rell: Federal Grant to Buy, Demolish Flood-Prone Homes Safeguards People, Cuts Costs

Jul 6th, 2010 | By

Gov. M. Jodi Rell has announced that the federal government has awarded the Town of East Haven $1.4 million to buy and demolish five flood-prone homes to create open space for parks and greenways – a move that will enhance public safety and improve the community while reducing insurance losses covered by the feds. The

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Nature abounds on Super 7 greenway

Jun 28th, 2010 | By

Baptist was one of several eminent naturalists who studied the area in the early 1990s simply to see what wildlife was actually there. They gathered their data into the Route 7 Expressway Natural History Inventory — the best picture available of what was living along the corridor 20 years ago. via Nature abounds on Super 7

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Long-planned super highway may yield to greenway

Jun 27th, 2010 | By

For a variety of reasons — political, environmental, financial and cultural — Super 7 was never built. And unless there’s a grand reversal of public policy and sentiment, it never will be. But now, representatives from the five towns along the Super 7 corridor — Danbury, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield and Wilton — are planning a

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Danbury to open Still River Greenway with a splash today

Jun 12th, 2010 | By

DANBURY — After more than 14 years and countless hours of work by dedicated volunteers and city officials, the Still River Greenway will be officially opened to the public. via Danbury to open Still River Greenway with a splash – Connecticut Post.