BLAZING A NEW TRAIL

 

The North Haven Trail Association celebrates National Trails Day on Saturday, June 4, 9-11 at the Chapman-Sinoway Park and Pond on Upper State Street. A new 1 mile trail has been blazed at the park by NHTA members. The park consists of approximately 9 acres of woodland and stream, pond for fishing and picnic tables. National Trails Day is 30 years old and is celebrated across the nation to connect peoples of all ages and abilities to experience trails in their communities.

 

The NHTA also maintains the Tidal Marsh Trail (behind Target) and Banton Quinnipiac Trail in the Quinnipiac River State Park on Upper State Street. For more information contact northhaventrails.org.

 

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NHTA members Bryant Munson, Steve Fontana & Hugh Davis

 

 

Join our Monthly Meeting- now on the third MONDAY of the month-@ 7 pm -North Haven Rec Center, Linsley St.   >  10/17/22 ( check to see if cancelled as there was an urgent meeting earlier this month) :Text 203-281-7842.

SPRING ON THE QUINNIPIAC 4/23/2022

The North Haven Trail Association sponsored the annual “MARSH MARIGOLD WALK" on the Banton Quinnipiac Trail in the Quinnipiac River State Park on Saturday, April 23, at 9 am. Officially known as Lesser Celandine, acres of these tiny yellow flowers bloom along the Quinnipiac River. The NHTA will take you along on a casual one mile walk along the river to the Pines and back along the roadway. You’ll learn a little bit of history of this abandoned neighborhood passing along the remnants of foundations, driveways that go to nowhere, fences and perhaps flowers that once were planted at the homesites.

Abandoned in the 70s due to the rising river waters causing excessive flooding the State then created the Quinnipiac River State Park. Mary Mushinsky of the Wallingford Quinnipiac Linear Trail lead the walk.

 

Participants met at the Park entrance which is located at the first right off State Street as you turn north from Rt. 22. Family members of the neighborhood are always encouraged to attend and share their stories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birdwalk with Dr. Chris Loscalzo, noted ornithologist, Sat September 25, 2021 at Tidal Marsh Trail  

 

The winners are in ! 

 

The North Haven Trail Association and the North Haven Camera Club announce the winning entries of the Tidal Marsh Trail Photo Contest from April - June 2021 . The 3 judges had a challenge looking at the dozens of great shots. 

 

Juniors - (under age 19)  

 

1st Place   Juliana Fleischer    Guilford, age 17     , “Osprey”              $75 Prize

 


 

2nd Place   Clarissa Kumar      North Haven, age 14               $50 Prize

 

Seniors -

 

1st Place     Ann Lombardi        Guilford                 $75 Prize

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

2nd Place   Dwayne Ellis         North Haven,  “Sunset by the Marsh”    $50 Prize  

 

 

 


The Tidal Marsh Trail (behind Target Store) is open. Many thanks to volunteers Michael Iaquinto, Sal Ferrigno, Nick Ferrigno, Walt Brockett (master treeman)  and Anonymous who removed approx. 20 trees down from the of Tornado 8/20. 

The Banton Quinnipiac Trail is open.   The Spring Cleanup 4/17/21 is pictured above including  Hannah Auddino, a junior at North Haven High School, founder and president of the Key Club, the high school branch of the Kiwanis Club.
Below is also Representative Dave Iaccarino (in truck) and members of the NHTA.

The Marsh Marigold Walk with Mary Mushinsky was Sat 4/24 @ (Earth Day Celebration) 

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Sat. June 1 , 2019

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Marsh Marigold Walk with Mary Mushinsky April 

 

 

 

 

 

National Trail Day

Bird Watches lead by noted ornithologist, Florence McBride, of the New Haven Bird Club in June 2013 and October  2014 were enjoyed by many.