Madison is about 90 miles northeast of NYC, and 2.5 hours from Boston. The town is located in the Connecticut shore with access to New Haven airport, Metro-North & Amtrak trains (through connection to Shoreline East) and it also conveniently off Interstate 95 (Exit 61 in Connecticut).
The Town of Madison, named for President James Madison, was incorporated in 1826. This area, formerly part of Guilford, was first settled about 1650 on land bought from the Nehantic and Mohegan Indians in 1641.
The town was once a center for fishing, shipping, shipbuilding, farming, and crayon manufacturing. Madison is a shoreline community with some of the most beautiful beaches in the state. Hammonasset State Park (off I-95, exit 62) has over 400 acres of beautiful land available to the public. Q’ero workshop participants often walk here to connect with Mama Qocha.