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Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Nature Trail

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Address: Sheffield Island Dock, 4 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854
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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Awesome Family-Friendly Experience

We took our 2.5 year old and 4 year old on an afternoon trip to Sheffield Island and not only did our kids enjoy the trip and experience, but we learned a ton about the area and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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New York, NY
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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We took our 2.5 year old and 4 year old on an afternoon trip to Sheffield Island and not only did our kids enjoy the trip and experience, but we learned a ton about the area and history of Long Island Sound. It was great, and we look forward to doing it again!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I was visiting family in New York when we decided to find something to do in Connecticut near the water. This was it! For about $20 per person you get a ferry ride to the island and a tour of the lighthouse. The ferry ride is very pleasant and beautiful. The captain and the crew were very friendly and full... More 

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Woodstock, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Nice ride out to the island as the Captain and Mate gave a narrative of the area. Sheffield Island is a nice walking destination for nature trails. Sadly, top of the lighthouse is not open yet.

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Derby, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It was a beautiful summer day for the ferry to Sheffield Island. The old lighthouse was a bright beacon on the island. There was a guide who explained some of the history of the lighthouse and how the building and island survived so many storms. Hurricane Sandy did lots of damage on the island, but the lighthouse withstood the storm.... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Had a great time with my friends, great boat ride, the tour guide was awesome and we learned so much on our trip over there.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I highly recommend this outing for anyone looking to spend a nice summer day on the water. This trip is great for all age groups. My friend and I went and enjoyed ourselves so much. We both grew up in Norwalk and were shocked that we hadn't heard about this tour until this point in our lives. We had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I've been wanting to go here for a long time! Last summer I put a trip together with some friends and we had a blast! Met other nice people and ate delicious food! It was a lot of fun eating under the tents and on the water! Toured the lighthouse and the grounds! The food was not only delicious, but... More 

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Yonkers, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Went yesterday with my niece and family, kids are age 5 thru 12. There was something for everyone. Interesting facts about life as the light keeper. Great nature walk. Staff was excellent, super kind and attentive! Great value, nice memories of a lovely outing. Will return.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

A wonderful place to bring the family. You can picnic on the grounds and tour the 1868 lighthouse. The views of Long Island Sound are beautiful any time of the year. You can reach the lighthouse via the shuttle at the dock at the Maritime Center.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We took the ferry out here and had a nice time. They offer a free tour of the lighthouse which was fun. There is a nature trail that was okay to do. You can also walk around other parts of the island There are some pretty views from the island also.

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Additional Information about Sheffield Island Lighthouse and Nature Trail

Address: Sheffield Island Dock, 4 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854
Phone Number: +1 203-838-9444
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Norwalk
Average Prices: USD 22 - 22

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