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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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A Great Day on Sheffield Island

I had heard of Sheffield Island for years, and on a whim, my daughter and I signed up for the trip. What a great decision. You arrive on the island after a leisurely half hour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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North Branford, Connecticut
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North Branford, Connecticut
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I had heard of Sheffield Island for years, and on a whim, my daughter and I signed up for the trip. What a great decision. You arrive on the island after a leisurely half hour boat ride. During the trip, one of the crew gives you an overview of the Norwalk Harbor and the adjacent islands. Once on the island,... More 

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Shelton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We thought that taking a boat ride to the island and visiting the lighthouse would be a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, who would've expected the weather to feel like October on the last day of spring. It was raining and cold and windy, but nonetheless, it turned out to be a great time. First, the people... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

It was a unique experience! It's amazing to visit this beautiful small island hidden in Connecticut. What made the experience even better was the staff and interns especially Ray, Pat (ticket booth), Nick, Danny, Deleni and Kirkland. I lost my glasses on the trip and they went above and beyond to help me find them. I recommend this day trip... More 

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north caldwell, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The ferry ride was wonderful. The captain and tour guide were great. The island is so pretty. We brought a picnic lunch and there are many tables and grassy areas . The lighthouse tour was nice and the walking trail around the island was so pleasant. Just a relaxing day with gorgeous scenery Wear sneakers and long pants if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

best trip, spend the day, bring your cooler of food and drinks, and just relax. They also offer special trips, check them out.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I have been wanting to go to this place for years. A friend just got married there over the weekend and I have to say, this place is beautiful and so scenic. The boat ride getting there is just long enough (about 30 minutes) and the captain, crew and all the employees are very friendly and knowledgable. Nature trails looked... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Pleasant ferry ride across the Norwalk Harbor to the lighthouse with very entertaining and informative boat captain & guide. The tour of the lighthouse itself is short, and I wish we could have gone up into the actual light (under renovation) but the feeling of being far away from civilization (even though you're not) and the view are well worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Suggest You bring to your own food and a blanket to enjoy a picnic by the water. Also if you have children carry had sanitizer

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We absolutely loved the boat ride out and back and the island is charming. I would have given it 5 stars, but when we were there we found 2 ticks on us and then found 2 more attached to my children when we got home--having already had lyme disease in the house, that didn't bring us much joy. We went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Went with two families and four kids during Memorial weekend; the ferry ride was uneventful, pleasant with good folks to guide us. People on the island were great; lighthouse tour was quick and lively due to the guides. Had a great time interacting with nature.

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Address: 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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