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Head for Hammonasset’s East Beach – Any Beach -With A Walk In Mind

Posted on June 5, 2017

Write-Up & Photos By Jacqueline Bennett     It is that time of year when thoughts turn to the shoreline, sandy beaches, rolling waves, the sweet fragrance of tanning lotion and … a quest for the perfect swimsuit. Beaches, however, are more than a place to sunbath and swim, they are terrific for walking.     This may be the summer for a mindset change. Replace the angst of finding the perfect swimsuit with picking out cute pairs of shorts, then head for Hammonasset’s East Beach with a walk in mind. Even if one is not laying out on a beach towel soaking up the rays, it is still important to wear sunscreen and lip salve for beach walking. Don’t forget sunglasses to…

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…

Destination: Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale – Madison, Connecticut

Posted on July 9, 2015

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   Anyone expecting to wait to be seated then served at a table at Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale in Madison, Connecticut will be surprised. Unlike the Lenny & Joe’s a few miles away in Westbrook where that is the set-up, Lenny & Joe’s in Madison is an order at the counter, self pick-up, condiment corner restaurant. Customers can then seek out their own booths. What is the same however, is good food at reasonable prices.           With Hammonasset Beach State Park located in Madison barely five minutes up Boston Post Road, this more casual restaurant style is perfect for beach-goers or campers who want to stop in for a no-fuss bite to…

Destination: Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale in Westbrook, Connecticut

Posted on May 16, 2013

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