Martha Marx


Martha Marx



June 6, 2024
June 6, 2024

Senator Marx Welcomes State Grant For Mitchell College, East Lyme, Old Saybrook Trails

State Senator Martha Marx (D-New London) welcomed the announcement this week that New London’s Mitchell College, Old Saybrook’s Saybrook Point Trail and East Lyme’s Darrow Pond will all receive grants through the Connecticut Recreational Trails Grant Program, which administers funds supporting planning, building, expansion and improvement of multi-use trails located in towns and cities throughout Connecticut.

These grants can be used for a wide variety of purposes for bikeways, walkways and greenways, with the work from these grants expected to be complete by 2027.

“Our local trails offer miles of outdoor recreation and exercise that allow us to get closer to nature and away from hustle and bustle for a few hours,” said Sen. Marx. “It’s excellent news that New London, Old Saybrook and East Lyme will all be able to improve their resources with these grants. I’m grateful to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for their support of our communities.”

Mitchell College in New London will receive funds for trails in the Mitchell Woods with focus on accessibility. Its $396,640 grant will support planning, design, construction, maintenance and amenity work.

Old Saybrook’s Saybrook Point Trail and Education Project will receive $366,640 for planning and design, construction, maintenance, education, amenities, publications and outreach.

East Lyme will receive $36,300 for planning and design of an education, conservation and recreation center at Darrow Pond.

Contact: Joe O’Leary | 508-479-4969 |