The Shoreline Greenway Trail celebrated the opening of a walkway over a marsh at Hammonassett Beach State Park in Madison on August 22.
When finished, the Shoreline Greenway Trail will extend 25 miles from Madison to Lighthouse Point in New Haven.
During the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Commissioner Daniel C. Esty said, "The Shoreline Greenway Trail will encourage others to get outside by providing a safe, scenic off-road alternative for bicyclists, walkers and runners through Hammonasset Beach State Park. Today's celebration of the "walkway" over a marsh, illustrates the importance of protecting Connecticut's natural resources while at the same time providing a trail system that will link 25 miles from Madison to New Haven, connecting communities, neighborhoods, shopping areas and parks, while boosting economic vitality all along the shoreline.
Shoreline Greenway Trail Chair, Chip Angle added, "We are deeply gratefully to Hammonasset Park personnel, DEEP staff, every contributor and the amazing team of volunteers who have come together to make this section of the trail possible. It is a major step forward for the Shoreline Greenway Trail."
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