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Join us on National Trails Day  Sat. June 1  @ 9am at the Chapman- Sinoway Park Trail. 

See You at Earth Day Display Sat April 20 North Haven Rec Center 10 am-1:30 pm

Join us for the beautiful Annual Marsh Marigold Walk Sat. April 27, 2024  9 a.m. on the renewed Banton St Trail-Quinnipiac River State Park 

Join our Monthly Meeting- now on the third MONDAY of the month-@ 7 pm -North Haven Rec Center, Linsley St.   

Bird Walk with Ornithologist Mark Aronson  5/13/23



A spring bird walk sponsored by the North Haven Trail Association will be held on Saturday, May 13, 9 am at the Tidal Marsh Trail in North Haven (located behind Target).  Mark Aronson, an experienced birder of the New Haven Bird Club will lead the group and visit the sights and sounds of the marsh. An easy walk with great views of the marsh and Sleeping Giant to the north. Birders of all levels and families are welcome. Bring binoculars. No registration is required. Rain date is May 20. For more information contact



The North Haven Trail Association celebrates National Trails Day on Saturday, June 3, 2023 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



NHTA members Bryant Munson, Steve Fontana & Hugh Davis




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 15, 2023.  Officially known as Lesser Celandine, acres of these tiny yellow flowers bloom along the Quinnipiac River. Mary Mushinsky, a State Representative, local Wallingford leader and Biologist headed the walk.  We reviewed the of history of this abandoned neighborhood while passing along the remnants of foundations, driveways that go to nowhere, fences and flowers that once were planted at the homesites.

Abandoned in 1973 due to the rising river waters and recurrent flooding, the State then created the Quinnipiac River State Park. 


 Family members of the neighborhood  shared 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.


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April 27, 2019

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.


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