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Hammonasset Beach State Park Walk is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Madison, Connecticut that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.4 mi Elevation gain 32 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Camping

Nature trips

Road biking

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Beach

Paved

Wildlife

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Users have reported that parts of this route have been paved in black asphalt. Be aware that during the sizzling summer heat, dogs taken for a walk can burn pads on their paws.

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J D
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Hiking

This is more of a walk vs hike but definitely great scenery and great for all ages. This was a great time to visit (COVID) because during the summer this place is packed! Options to do longer distance is definitely an option as the state beach is huge. This is not a shaded area so be prepared.

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Michelle Forrest
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Hiking

Unless we missed something the trail isn’t 3.4 miles. The trail is pretty short and everything else is asphalt along the side of the beach.

Chris (Dirty Bird) Perry
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Walking

Go during the off-season! Nobody there! Very peaceful area. Highly recommend walking all the way out to the end of Meig's Point, as well as the Cedar Island trail. Lots of cars in the different lots throughout the park, but barely bumped into anyone.

Tom Kennally
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Hiking

Enjoyable, beautiful and easy trail anytime of year

Michael L
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Walking

Great walk summer weather

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Lauren Cape
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Road biking

this was a great ride. I parked my car at the campground and first headed to Mieg's Point. This is a nice paved trail with peekaboos of the ocean and lots of people that don't understand the traffic pattern of a shared trail (I actually had a family scold me for passing them on the left). I then circled back, past the campground and continued on the unpaved trail that is considered the Hammonasset Shoreline Trail. this Trail had slight, sporadic hills, lots of marsh views and great shade. Less trafficked and those on it seemed to understand the traffic patterns much more. The trail temporarily stops near downtown Madison. Still can't figure out if this part of the Shoreline Trail is completely disconnected from the rest, or if I'm just missing a connection.

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Deb Swaney Jones
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Hiking

Great place to walk. Established paved walking lanes. You can also go off trail to the beach and into the park to see wildlife.

Michael L
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Walking

Great spring walk

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Shane Hawkins
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Walking

Beautiful Beach, neat stone boardwalk areas.

Rick Majercik
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Mike Gilson
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Mike Gilson
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Mike Gilson
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Mike Gilson
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Carmen Rodrguez
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Mary Beth D
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Mike Gilson
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Carmen Rodrguez
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stephanie verbeten
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Mike Gilson
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Peter Vanturas
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Kimberly Grabowski
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Mike Gilson
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A K
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Allison Roman
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Stanley Pachica
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Sam Szyndlar
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James Forest
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Mike Gilson
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Mike Gilson
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