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Hammonasset Beach State Park Tour

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Vocabulary

  • 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.

Fun Facts

  • 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.

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