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- Hammonasset Beach State Park – Connecticut’s largest shoreline park that was opened on July 18, 1920. It includes a beach, trails and paved path, picnic shelters, camping, fishing and a nature center.
- Back Dunes – established dunes in a coastal setting that lie detached from the shoreline by other dunes.
- Hammonasset means “where we dig holes in the ground” and is the place where a settlement of eastern woodlands Native Americans lived.
- The back dunes at Hammonasset include many varieties of flowers (such as the purple chicory and white Queen Anne’s lace) and plants, including cedar groves.