NEWS&VIEWS by Jacqueline Bennett

Posts from the “Connecticut shore” Category

Summer’s Last Hurrah at Hammonasset Beach on Long Island Sound

Posted on September 1, 2015

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   With Labor Day Weekend at hand, in a few days Connecticut’s local television stations will inevitably assign reporters to head to Hammonasset Beach State Park and cover one of the most popular places in New England to enjoy summer’s last hurrah. Located in the quaint town of Madison, Hammonasset – an American Indian phrase said to mean “where we dig holes in the sand” – offers more than two miles of beach on Long Island Sound. Unlike some beaches where the walk to reach the water’s edge is a long trek, a nice feature at Hammonasset is the breadth of the sand typically puts visitors closer to the surf. There is a boardwalk, walking/biking/ hiking trails…

Exploring Groton Long Point

Posted on August 21, 2015

        Write-up by Jacqueline Bennett Photos courtesy of Melane Larned   Groton Long Point in southeastern Connecticut is about a six minute drive from the University of Connecticut Avery Point branch, where marine science and maritime life is studied. As well, it is located near a popular lobster shack called Abbott’s in Noank.   Until recently that was the extent of my knowledge about this shoreline spot. Then I received some photos of my nieces Michelle and Maryann with their cousin April – & company – enjoying themselves at a beach on Groton Long Point (GLP). I was intrigued by what looked like a lovely area, a corner of the Nutmeg State that I had yet to explore. So a…