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Hammonasset Beach State Park

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Address: 1288 Boston Post Rd, South of I-95 Exit 62, Madison, CT 06443
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:00
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Sandy beach ideal for walking.

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Nice place to walk with your dog in the winter

Very friendly staff at the nature center. Informative and helpful. Could use a little better restroom setup or porta-potties.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Tibi N
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Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
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Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very friendly staff at the nature center. Informative and helpful. Could use a little better restroom setup or porta-potties.

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Thank Tibi N
Madison, Connecticut
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12 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This state park has a lot to offer. The well-kept trails meander parallel to the shoreline with glimpses of Long Island Sound. The beach is long and provides restroom and snack facilities in summer months. At the far end is a rocky trail that winds around the point to the east. There is a camping area and fields for ball... More 

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Thank martha0713
Northford
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hammonasset is a great place for hiking. Rangers are quite friendly and were very welcoming to a small group of photographers who wandered in to Meig's Point.

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Thank Kathleen R
Madison, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hammonasset State Park is especially popular during the Summer months, however, this is a great Park to visit during the Winter months as you'll always have the opportunity for some great bird watching along the shore and marsh area. Although infrequent, Snowy Owls make their way to this Park and present great photo opportunities.

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Thank EdCT
New Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

CT's best known beach is a great spot to go for a walk/run in addition to a stroll on the beach. This beautiful area is so much more than just a beach. Off season can be the best time to visit as it can be very busy on summe weekends.

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Thank Steve N
Canterbury, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This park has easy access just off Rt 95. The park is large, well maintained and offers a lot of outdoor activities. We hike/bird/bike here often in the winter when there are no crowds but the facilities remain open. There is a nature center with exhibits and restrooms. It's a good place to park & off load your bikes for... More 

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Thank FlossEm77
Killingworth, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Hammonasset Beach is a great place for a walk or bird watching. The State has recently put some money into it. So, the facilities are getting better.

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Thank Gitdog
Madison, Connecticut
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Beautiful beach and lovely trails. The beach houses are well-kept and the new nature center is delightful.

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Thank Cgbasler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Visiting my brother in CT. He and I, along with the kids went to Hammonasset Beach to spend the day. What a beautiful place. We enjoyed the hiking in the park along with time spent at the water's edge. Bath houses were clean and adequate. The staff there were very helpful when the youngest was stung several times from a... More 

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Madison, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Everyone knows about hammo and how much there is to do here and if not, take the time to go. You can go to the beach, go for a walk on one of their many trails, go camping, take a picnic. I highly recommend avoiding it in the summer unless you are going on a weekday when most people are... More 

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