Madison is a beautiful town in the United States, located more exactly within the state of Connecticut, in New Haven County, on the Long Island Sound shoreline. The history of Madison goes back to 1641, when the town was settled and named East Guilford. Later on, Madison became incorporated in 1826 and its name was changed. According to the 2010 census, Madison has a total population of 18,812 residents and spans on a total area of 36.8 square miles (95.3 sq km). Madison provides numerous cultural and recreational opportunities that people of all ages will enjoy.
Top Attractions within Madison
Hammonasset Beach State Park is a beautiful state park in Madison, featuring the state's longest beach and being the largest shoreline park. Visitors can enjoy activities such as swimming, bicycling, fishing, boating, hiking, and picnicking. Campsites are also available.
Surf Beach Club is the major public beach in Madison. The beach features numerous amenities and recreational facilities for baseball, basketball, softball, horseshoes, and volleyball. Children's playgrounds and picnic areas are also available. You will also find here sailboat and kayak racks. Other great beaches in Madison include East Wharf and West Wharf.
The Madison Center is not the geographical center if the town, but the main area for business. The center is dedicated to preserving the town's old village charm by banning large franchises from it. The center is home to the town library and Madison Green and it features numerous boutiques and coffee shops.
Allis-Bushnell House is a historic building in Madison, dating back to 1785. The house is now operated by the Madison Historical Society and serves as a historic house museum where visitors can learn interesting facts about the local history and culture. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Allegre Cafe is a charming restaurant in Madison, focusing on Italian, Mediterranean and Contemporary cuisine. The restaurant has an extensive menu with numerous choices that will satisfy every tastebud. The food is simply perfect and the service is excellent. Other great dining venues include Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale, Elizabeth's Cafe, Bar Bouchee, and Clam Castle..