Trail Parking Lot Closings

From time to time over the winter, the trail parking lot at Hammonasset Beach State Park will be closed while the park’s underground utility project is completed. In the meantime the campground parking lot (first right just past the entrance booths) will be open most of the time. Enjoy the trail!

Hammonasset Walkway Closing for Repairs

HammWWstrollerrunner1The trail walkway across the marsh in Hammonasset Park will be closed for repairs intermittently for the next several weeks. The first repair closure will be Thursday October 26 from 10 AM to 12 noon. The gate into the campground will be open during repair sessions so that walkers and bikers can detour.

When repair work is not in progress, the walkway is still usable and should be open most of the time during the coming weeks.


We apologize fro any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Madison’s Newest Eagle Scout

FullSizeRenderCaleb Isaacson, shown here in full Eagle Scout regalia, was the honoree at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor held May 20 at the American Legion Hall in Madison. Caleb’s project was the beautiful trail kiosk and landscaping at the Webster Point Road end of the Hammonasset trail section. Caleb’s mentor for the project, Madison Trailmeister Perry Rianhard, commented, “Caleb’s carpentry skills are amazing for one so young. I learned a lot from him, and he was a delight to work with.”

Caleb is the fourth Eagle Scout and third member of Madison Troop 491 to work toward the Eagle Scout designation with a project for the trail. Eagle Scouts have completed trail projects in East Haven and Branford as well, and younger scouts have helped a great deal with trail clearing, building, and clean-up. Their creativity and hard work enhances the trail immeasurably.

photo courtesy of Cathy Marsh

First Saturday Walk MAY 6th, 10AM MADISON:

Walk the beautiful Hammonasset section through coastal upland forest and along the shores of Long Island Sound. Weather permitting artists of the Madison Art Society will be painting en plein air along the trail– 2 miles round trip, pretty easy. Start at the eastern trailhead parking lot east of the entrance to Hammonasset Park. Exit 62 from I95. South to Route 1. Left on Route 1. First right into the trail parking lot.

Special guest For Oslander, Chair of the Rockland Preserve Committee, will join us to tell about the wonderful hiking opportunities in the Rockland Preserve.