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The Park

  

 

Hammonasset Beach State Park is on the shore of Long Island Sound in Madison Connecticut. In addition to being Connecticut's largest shoreline park with over 2 miles of beach to enjoy, you'll find wetlands and woodlands. People come to the park to walk, bike, kayak, swim, fish, study nature, watch birds, fly kites, picnic, or just relax. Hammonasset offers over 550 grassy campsites as well as several new cabins.

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The Friends

 

  

 

Friends of Hammonasset is a "not for profit" 501(c)(3) volunteer organization, working in cooperation with State and local park management and the Friends of Connecticut State Parks. The purpose of the organization is to provide environmental education, preserve the integrity of the Park's natural resources and serve as an advocate for the park.

 

    

 

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The Meigs Point Nature Center

 

 

Meigs Point Nature Center is an exciting and vital environmental learning center open to all ages at Hammonasset Beach State Park, one of the most beautiful sites within the Connecticut State Park system. Many of the programs at the Nature Center are funded through donations from the Friends of Hammonasset.

The Nature Center and its programs are free (park entrance fees may apply). 

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Docents Needed at the Meigs Point Nature Center    

Do you like to work with animals? Do you enjoy educatingthe public about our local environment? Do you like working at a beautiful location? 

Come to the next Docent Training at the Meigs Point nature Center and learn the amazing life histories of the whelk, clam and oyster.  Learn about crabs, sea stars and snails.  And learn how to share this information with the visitors to the MPNC.

April 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM

April 12, 2014 at 10:00 AM

For more information, please contact Nature Center staff at (203) 245-8743.

 

 

Annual Flower and 
Shrub Sale

 Pink daisies

 

The Annual Plant and Shrub Plant Sale 
begins May 7, 2014 and will run through 
Mother's Day until all the plants are sold. 

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Trail Committee Work Party  

**Note Revised Plans**

   

 

There is a change to our planned project for April 26th.  We will continue our past Fall Project of removing invasive species in the campground.

Bring gloves, clippers, loppers, water.

Meet at the Park Campground parkinf lot to the right of the toll stations. 

All FoH Trails Projects are weather  dependent.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10 AM to 1 PM 

For information, please contact Nature Center staff at (203) 245-8743.

 

 

 

Earth Day

 

April 26, 2014

Earth Day celebrations at Meigs Point Nature Center include a book signing, live creature shows, geology and archaeology exhibits (11am-4pm) and an Atlatl demonstration for kids (Noon). Ranger Russ Miller will lead a hike at 3:15 following the book signing. 

 


         

  

 

 

CtTrails Day

 

 

June 7, 2014

Information coming soon!

 

 

 

Lenny and Joe's Carousel Days

   

 

   

 July 26 and 27, 2014!

More information coming soon!

 

 

Beach Pilates

 

 

Start your summer with an energizing 
(and toning) Pilates class. Join Jennifer 
McManus at the Meigs Point Nature Center, 

Saturday

June 21, 2014

9:00 AM

Participants will leave the session feeling energized, invigorated and standing a little taller. Bring a mat and towel and an open mind.  This class will be taught at a beginner's level.

 

 

 

Yoga @ the Beach

   

 


Sponsored by Body Karma Studio and Carolyn Murphy

Information coming soon!

 

 

Tai Chi By the Sea

 

 

with Suzanne Hanley

Information coming soon!

    

 

Connecticut State Parks 
Centennial Celebration

Information coming soon 

 

 

 

Summer Schummann Series

Learning to Throw a Spear!

 

 

The Schumann Series takes place the first 4 Friday evenings in August at 7 PM at Meigs Point Nature Center. Last year's programs included Atlatl lessons from Gary Nolf, snakes, turtles, amphibians with Ranger Russ Miller, live birds from a Place Called Hope. While this year's schedule has not been finalized yet, it is sure to be every bit as fun,informative and interactive as last year's.

 

Woolly Mammoth

Free, fun, informative and interactive nature program for the whole family. 7 PM at the Meigs Point Nature Center.

Information coming soon!

 



Look for the Good Art Trail

The Look for the Good project will return to HBSP this summer.

 

Look for the Good Art Trail Door

 

 

http://www.lookforthegoodproject.org

Information coming soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friends of Hammonasset is a "not for profit" 501(c)(3) volunteer organization, working in cooperation with State and local park management and the Friends of Connecticut State Parks. The purpose of the organization is to provide environmental education, preserve the integrity of the parks natural resources and serve as an advocate for the park.

We hold several fundraising events each year.  Every dollar is important and goes directly to Park events, education and facility enhancements. If you would like to contribute, we have an online option for your convenience. Help us reach our goal of preserving and protecting Hammonsset Beach State Park, while educating the general public and local community on the natural and cultural resource.