The Future of Guilford

Scroll below for features and reflections about the future of the Town of Guilford during its 375th Anniversary year.

Murals Dedication on the Sullivan Drive Bridge in Guilford

by Peter Otis Pictures in this photo series include the talented students who created the murals of iconic Guilford scenes. Included here are images of Selectwoman Cindy Cartier who congratulated the students, Former Selectwoman and 375th Celebrations Chair Veronica Wallace and 375th Anniversary Committee member Paul Mei who came up with the idea for these murals that serve as a lovely entrance to the New England Trail opening on the East River Preserve. Learn more here and click the photo … [Read more...]

New England Trail Dedication

by Peter Otis On Sunday, June 8, 2014, Chittenden Park became THE spot to be in Guilford. The Dedication of the Southernmost Point on the New England Trail was dedicated. "From the Sound to the Summits" is a mantra that will be followed by many hikers who will travel through nearly 10% of the trail in Guilford as it stretches to Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire. Perfect weather, live music, food, a group photo, and a chance to honor many who made this trail possible provided the afternoon's … [Read more...]

Michael Greco Wins Guilford 375th Anniversary Photo Contest

Michael Greco, a graduate of Guilford High School Class of 2014, was the winner of the photo contest sponsored by the Guilford 375th Anniversary Committee for GHS students.  Michael’s photo of the Goss Property, now part of the East River Preserve, captured the greatest number of Committee votes. Supervised by GHS English teacher Sarah Kostandin, the contest was open to all Guilford High School students.  It was the third student competition sponsored by the Committee in its efforts to … [Read more...]

Covenant & Trails Weekend

Join us as we celebrate the signing of Guilford’s original covenant and the Dedication of the New England Trail’s Southern Gateway! (Click photo below for a slideshow) [easy-media med="2040" size="600,400" mark="gallery-cRJzH0"] When: Covenant Signing: Saturday, June 7 (1 p.m. - 3 p.m.) New England Trail Dedication: Sunday, June 8 (4 - 7:30 p.m.) Where: Covenant Signing: Convenant Point New England Trail Dedication: Chittenden Park What: On Saturday we will celebrate the Town’s … [Read more...]

The Big Barn Project (BBP)

by Bill Black The rooster crows, the sheep baa, and the oxen look like gentle giants as they graze in the pasture. Just another day on the Dudley Farm. With its period exhibits in the farm house, various outbuildings, livestock, and picturesque grounds, The Dudley Farm Museum reflects life on a late 19th Century New England farm. Visitor's compliments are a testament to this success.  Now we're going to take it a step further. Next to the house is the gray weathered barn which you've … [Read more...]

The Gateway to Guilford and the New England Trail

[slideshow id=4] Photo Credit: Steve McGuire BY CLARE CAIN Reprinted by permission from the summer issue of Connecticut Woodlands Magazine, published by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association. What happens when you link a National Scenic Trail and an Estuary of National Significance? You create a gateway to hiking adventure. Chittenden Park, a Guilford town park situated on the shore of the Long Island Sound, is the official terminus or “gateway” to the New England Trail … [Read more...]

Our Future

Come back soon for a survey about your ideas on Guilford's future. … [Read more...]