Hikers and environmentalists are celebrating the completion of a 220-mile route known as the New England National Scenic Trail that can be followed from Long Island Sound to the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.
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.
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
Old Lyme resident Joe Camean vividly remembers the first time he saw the view from Shore Road. It was July 5, 1976. And ever since that day, he’s gradually seen more and more of the stunning vistas of the Connecticut River disappear from view as Amtrak put up more fences. … On May 6, he
Will you join us in supporting the Trail as a recreational and public health amenity, an alternative way to experience and appreciate the Merritt Parkway, a critical link in the East Coast Greenway and a non-motorized transportation alternative for communities? Click on this Environmental Headline for more from MPTA.
The Shelton Conservation Commission and the Shelton Trails Committee will receive the 2013 Excellence in Conservation Award from the Connecticut Land Conservation Council CLCC.
Darien will become a stop on a 2,900-mile trail from Maine to Florida as part of the East Coast Greenway.
… 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
The Town of East Lyme wants to work with Amtrak to rebuild the boardwalk which was tattered and torn by Irene and all but destroyed by Sandy. Congressman Joe Courtney pledges to help broker that deal. Tropical Storm Irene dealt the first blow, washing away enough portions of the pathway to render it unusable this
The two-mile addition expands the walking/biking/running trail from Gardner Street to Porter Street.
The Governor’s Greenways Council has commended six individuals that have made significant contributions to the promotion, development and enhancement of Greenways – linear open space in Connecticut – and designated five new greenways at a ceremony at the Firehouse on the Steele Brook Greenway in Watertown.
“Connecticut’s countryside is made up of thousands of miles of recreational trails and river corridors,” said DEEP Deputy Commissioner Susan Frechette. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.
The New Jersey trail is the latest step forward for the greenway—which at more than 7,000 acres is one of the largest public spaces being developed in the country, according to the East Coast Greenway Alliance. The Wall Street Journal reports on a newly completed section of the East Coast Greenway in New Jersey.
The DEEP and the Connecticut Greenways Council have announced that they are now soliciting nominations for official state greenway designations. Greenways are an integral part of any community, offering recreational opportunities, providing alternate transportation options, helping to preserve the environment, and supporting economic development.
Cheshire from downtown New Haven, they’ll stop in a tunnel under Whitney Avenue—and connect with history. The New Haven Independent reports on New Haven’s stretch of the Farmington Canal Greenway.
At the opening of a new 1.8-mile stretch of bicycle trail in Canton, longtime rails-to-trails advocate R. Bruce Donald welcomed the presence of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his acting transportation commissioner, James P. Redeker, as a milestone in a long struggle.
One hiking trail — the Ives Trail — will arc from Devil’s Den on the Redding-Weston border north into Danbury, then west into Ridgefield.
Although the tracks remain in place from Haddam to Middletown, they haven’t been used in more than 40 years. So why not create a rails-to-trails project along the abandoned line? The right-of-way is owned by the state Department of Environmental Protection, which leases a 23-mile portion of the rails to the Essex Steam Train. via
The Connecticut DEP has announced it has approved the City of Waterbury’s proposal for the use of $500,000 from the settlement of environmental violations at a local company.
The Board of Selectmen (BOS) held a special meeting on Friday, December 3, where they met with representatives from the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) on the first phase of the Still River Greenway project. The BOS voted 2-1 to send out a request for proposal (RFP) to contractors for the design and construction of
The Farmington Greenway trail in Avon between Country Club Road at the north and Scoville Road to the south is now reopened and available for use.