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Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Nature Trail

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Address: Sheffield Island Dock, 4 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT
Phone Number: +1 203-838-9444
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Description: The Norwalk Seaport Association has owned, restored and maintained...
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.
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Great afternoon trip

I like learning about local history, so this was a must. It's a short boat ride from the Maritime Center. Our tour guide was great, and very knowledgeable. I also enjoyed the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
ayme61
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Connecticut
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English first
Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I like learning about local history, so this was a must. It's a short boat ride from the Maritime Center. Our tour guide was great, and very knowledgeable. I also enjoyed the short walk around the island. Very peaceful.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

No much to do, lot of mosquitoes, take an spry with you. The museum, ok. No service in Spanish. Un poco Caro no tienen Servicios en español, muchos mosquitos así que es necesario llevar un spray

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utopiacsp, Guest Relations Manager at Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Nature Trail, responded to this review

As a non-profit organization, relying primarily on our volunteers to preserve the heritage of Sheffield Island, we are sorry that your expectations weren't met. We would like to accommodate all visitors with their native language, unfortunately that is not possible. We are at a disadvantage with the mosquitoes, we take measures to reduce them without using chemicals that would potently... More 

Norwalk, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Great for families, couples or a single get-away on your own. The boat ride is great and informative (I was not expecting the history given...cool to learn about the coastal city you live in!). Pretty quick boat ride and you can then spend a minimum of an hour and a half on the island; touring the lighthouse, walking through the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Nice and beautiful getaway. Would love to go back again. Summer and fall is the best time to visit this Connecticut's Long island sound gem. Picnicking will be fun as well too.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My friends and I just experienced the Sheffield Light House cruise this past Saturday and we enjoyed it immensely. A little bit of adventure, a bit of peace and quiet and a lot of fun. Very friendly crew and light house keeper as well as fellow passengers. Please visit my blog at http://photobycateblog.com/ where you can read more of my... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

First, the weather was perfect. Second, the Captain, Danny and Patty were so nice, friendly, and compassionate (one of my companions had sprained her ankle before she boarded. Once on the island, Patty brought her a chair and some ice for her sprain!) Third, it was the final trip of the year! The lighthouse itself is charming, the surroundings are... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Fantastic and welcoming crew, we felt safe and cared for during the whole trip. Dan provide an excellent tour out to the Island, and on the Island and in the Lighthouse. Tour time is perfect, neither too short or long.

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Westport, Connecticut
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The weather was spectacular, the captain and crew a wealth of knowledge about local history and lore, and an afternoon ferry ride on Long Island Sound made for a picture-perfect excursion close to home. Worth every penny. Pack a picnic basket, grab a seat at one of the picnic tables, soak up the sun and take in 360 degrees of... More 

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Today the weather was perfect for a cruise to the sheffield island lighthouse and nature trail. John and Danny were wonderful and very informative. I highly recommend going here, so relaxing and peaceful. Thanks again Danny and John for a great day:)

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New Haven, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Sheffield Island lighthouse and the Stuart B McKinney Nature Trail is absolutely spectacular, especially if you are a lighthouse enthusiast. Word of caution... bring bug spray. They are thick. The crew of the ferry, as well as the guides were wonderful. A must do.

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