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Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Nature Trail

132 Water Street, Norwalk, CT
203-838-9444
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Norwalk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Lighthouses
Owner description: The Norwalk Seaport Association has owned, restored and maintained Sheffield Island Lighthouse since 1986 and is the official U.S. Fish & Wildlife... more » Owner description: The Norwalk Seaport Association has owned, restored and maintained Sheffield Island Lighthouse since 1986 and is the official U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Friends group for the Norwalk Islands.Sheffield Island with its historic 145-year-old lighthouse, beaches and wildlife refuge offers abundant summer fun for visitors. From May through September, visitors can board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a cruise to the island then tour the lighthouse, observe wildlife in their natural habitat in the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, hunt for shells along the beach, dine on a picnic lunch, play on the lawns around the lighthouse and just have a good time. The lighthouse tower provides magnificent views of Long Island Sound and, on a clear day, of the New York City skyline. Join us for one of the most exciting tours that the Norwalk Harbor Islands area has to offer! During this unforgettable adventure tour of Sheffield Island and Lighthouse, you'll step directly from the boat into the past. « less
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Norwalk, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

At sheffield we saw a great place at sheffiled everybody should of saw it it was very nice and it was nice!

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

What a wonderful family adventure we just had to Sheffield Island! Friendly staff, enjoyable boat ride across the Long Island Sound, beautiful sites, and very cool, historical lighthouse out on the island. Plenty of space for our 2 year old to run around too! It is a must do family outing if you are in Norwalk. Be sure to check... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We enjoyed a great boat ride with a historical narrative, chatted with the crew, toured the lighthouse with informative history by the guides. The trip was affordable and we highly recommend!

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had a lovely cruise to the island. The tour of the Lighthouse was very interesting. We brought a picnic lunch and enjoyed the view of the sound while we ate. Later we walked along the nature trail. All very enjoyable.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My family and I had a wonderful day on Sheffield Island. The staff was really nice and informative, pointing out all the sights from the ferry ride as well as giving us the history of the lighthouse on the island. There was a lovely little nature trail and picnic tables to use for lunch. My whole family enjoyed the experience... More

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Wilton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We took our young boys on the Sheffield Island Ferry trip and had a wonderful time. The ferry ride is just long enough to relax and enjoy the beauty while learning more about the sound and the Norwalk Harbor area. Sheffield Island has a nature walk, open areas to play catch or frisbee and picnic tables. Bring some snacks and... More

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Connecticut USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Twenty of us neighbors were lucky enough to enjoy a perfect evening recently: we took the C.J. Toth catamaran ferry from the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium to Sheffield Island, where we had plenty of time to explore the Sheffield Island grounds before having a BBQ dinner. The grounds were very interesting, including a great bird lookout point. We had a tour... More

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Farmington, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My husband and I went on the Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Nature Trail Tour yesterday ,06/30/2014, and it was great! The staff are professional, courteous ,friendly and knowledgeable. Points of interest were pointed out during our trip to the island. Once there we were given a tour of the Lighthouse and then able to spend time walking the Nature Trail,... More

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Groveland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I traveled with NELL (New England Lighthouse Lovers) to this island and had an exceptional time. The staff (from the boat trip to the lighthouse itself) were all extremely helpful and more than willing to answer any questions. The day was superior as far as the weather, but we all know that can't be controlled. The lighthouse is undergoing renovations,... More

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Stamford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Starting with the boat ride out to the island and the lighthouse tour and then lunch on the island we had a fantastic time!

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