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HAMMONASSET BEACH STATE PARK

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LOCATION - The beach is one mile south of Madison off Exit 62 from 1-95. Follow signs.

 

FEATURES - Hammonasset Beach is Connecticut's largest public beach facility with 2 miles of white sandy beach.

 

ACTIVITIES - Camp in the campground with 558 open campsites located in 6 circles. Go boating in carry-in boats from the launch area at Meigs Point. The launch is over a sandy beach, and the water is shallow at low tide. Larger crafts may be launched from facilities in Clinton or Madison. Purchase snacks at either the camp store or snack bar at the end of Beach Road in Dowd's Camp area. Go saltwater swimming, fishing, and water skiing. In mid-April, take a birdwalk to view the spring migration from one of the state's premier birding areas.

 

Attend concerts on the Town Green in Madison in July and August. Tour Deacon John Grave House, at Tuxis Farm in Madison, 581 Boston Post Road. Take Exit 61 from 1-95. The house was occupied for over 300 years and is one of the town's oldest homes. For touring hours, lectures, and concerts, call 203-245-4798. The Allis-Bushnell House at 853 Boston Post Road in Madison was built in 1785 by Cornelius Bushnell, chief sponsor of the SS Monitor. It's open summers. Call 203-245-4567 for information.

 

Enjoy chamber music at 8:30 pm every Friday evening in August at the First Congregational Church in Madison. For information, call 203-453-1359.

 

Go hiking or ski touring on blazed trails on Madison Land Trust. Contact Madison Land Trust, P.O. Box 561, Madison, for a map.

 

To take a cruise to Thimble Islands, go to Stony Creek, 64 Thimble Islands Road. For cruise information, call 203-481-4841.

 

Incoming pilots can land at Griswold Airport, located 3 miles east of Madison. No rental cars are available.

 

INFORMATION

Hammonasset Beach State Park

P.O. Box 271

Madison, Connecticut 06443

203-245-1817 (campground)

203-245-2785

 

How to get to the Hammonasset Beach State Park, Connecticut. The location on the map of the Hammonasset Beach Park. Description of the attractions of the Hammonasset Beach Park

How to get to the Hammonasset Beach State Park, Connecticut. The location on the map of the Hammonasset Beach Park. Description of the attractions of the Hammonasset Beach Park