No Contest in Madison: Voters Approve Land Purchase
The property has 456 feet of frontage on the Hammonasset River and a 2,000-foot marshland border with Hammonasset Beach State Park. The property is part of the Atlantic coastal flyway and serves as a key breeding ground for fin fish in the river leading to Long Island Sound.
About 70 percent of the site will be set aside for passive public use, such as hiking trails and platforms for viewing wildlife. Recreational fields and, potentially, a small commercial development on Boston Post Road will occupy the rest of the site.