Madison is a unique town graced by the sound to the south and by farms and woodlands to the north. Its ambiance includes a little something for every taste and a little something for every season.
The Main Street area sports an award-winning book store, an arts cinema, some of Connecticut’s finest restaurants, and independently owned clothing and gift boutiques. In addition, the town green hosts a variety of summer art and craft fairs, antique shows, musical and dramatic performances. Dozens of antique shops dot the Boston Post Road from Branford to Old Saybrook.
In the summer our guests are welcome at any of the three pristine town beaches. One mile from The Scranton Seahorse Inn is Hammonasset State Park. Here you’ll find the state’s longest public beach, with campsites, picnic areas, and a fishing pier. Within the park is Meig’s Point Nature Center a favorite spot for birdwatchers from all over.
In the fall you’ll find plenty of parks for hiking where the fall colors are breathtaking. Strolls along the beach in the fall is a favorite of residents and guests alike. Wintertime along the Connecticut shoreline provides beautiful scenery found only in New England.
Hammonasset State Park in Madison possesses the state’s longest public beach, with campsites, picnic areas, and a fishing pier, and is extremely popular in the summer. Activities include bicycling, boating, fishing, hiking, picnicking and swimming. The park has over 550 campsites available. Also nearby is Surf Club Beach, with lifeguards and recreation fields, as well as the Madison Beach Club, a private country club.