September 23rd, 2014
There will be a celebration to signify the start of the Tri Town Trail on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 2 PM. The first trail signs will be unveiled at the Preston Community Park on Route 117 in Preston. State and local dignitaries will be present to commemorate the beginning of a multi-purpose trail from Preston to Bluff Point State Park in Groton.
October 7th, 2013
Our panel discussion on Monday Oct 7th, 2013 at the Groton Senior Center was an informative well attended event. An audience of approximately 50 listened intently as the panelists each gave a brief introduction and then as moderator Tom Reynolds asked panelists to respond to questions designed to tease out the major opprtunities and challenges inherent in developing trails on reservoir property. Questions form the audience were solicited during the introduction period and were answered as well. The entire discussion was videotaped by the generous Groton Municipal Television. You can watch the program here:
Panelists included: Laurie Gianotti, Trails and Greenways Coordinator, CTDEEP; Eric Hammerling, Director, CT Forest & Park Association; Lori Mathieu, Director CT Dept of Public Health, Water Section; and Paul Yatcko, Director, Groton Utilities.
August 22nd, 2013
The 2nd Annual Gala and Auction will be held at Rose Hill Farm on Saturday September 28th at 6pm. Please join us for the fun! Your tax-deductible donation will contribute to the matching funds needed for our pending CT Trails Grant. Would your business like to contribute an auction item? Scroll past the flyer below to find out how!
July 27th, 2013
We are Requesting a Donation of an Item or Service that will Highlight your Business.
- Donations will be collected by committee members.
- Receipts will be issued to validate your charitable tax-deductible donation.
The committee has already prepared a Master Plan for the Trail
- Grant applications are pending.
- The Town of Ledyard has advanced word that it will receive a Connecticut Trails Grant for the Tri Town Trail. Groton is awaiting word.
- Matching Funds are needed to access the Grant Money.
- Your tax-deductible donation will make you a part of this IMPORTANT PROJECT.
- The Ledyard Rotary Foundation is the non-profit organization managing finances. Tri Town Trail Association presently has a pending application for a non-profit corporation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Presently, contributions are Co-Sponsored through the Ledyard Rotary Foundation (a non-profit corporation). Contributions are income tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Please make checks payable to the
“Ledyard Rotary Foundation”
and note, that your donation is for “Tri Town Trail”
POC – Dave Holdridge, Chairman, Tri Town Trail Association,
PO Box 482, Ledyard, CT 06339 (860) 464-8414
March 11th, 2010
Check out the link below for our new google map of the proposed Tri-Town Trail!
For more background information, check out these links too:
Master Plan Map
Master Plan Document
March 4th, 2010
The Tri-Town Trail will be South Eastern Connecticut’s first regional trail, and when complete, will be an amazing 14 mile long, multi-use trail, through a scenic valley that connects Bluff Point State Park to Preston Community Park. The trail will connect 4000 acres of State and local Open Space, have only seven road crossings, impact fewer than ten private properties, start at sea level – climb 400’ – and nearly return to sea level, and most impressively, 40% of the trail already exists we just need to allow access and connect the pieces. To find out more, please see the links to the plans and maps.
If you would like to support the trail, please sign our petition.