Sheffield Island Lighthouse

Sheffield Island Lighthouse

Sheffield Island Lighthouse
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The Norwalk Seaport Association has owned, restored and maintained Sheffield Island Lighthouse and is the official U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Friends group for the Norwalk Islands.Sheffield Island with its historic lighthouse, beaches and wildlife refuge offers abundant summer fun for visitors. From May through September, visitors can board the Seaport Association's 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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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dpl63
Harrison, NY34 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Amazing Experience: boat ride, beautiful small island, lobster clam bake, gorgeous sunset, awesome super moon rise…
Written August 2, 2023
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Christa H
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Jul 2022
What a wonderful evening! My husband and I went with friends for the clambake and had a magical evening. The weather was beautiful with a nice breeze and the sunset was simply stunning. The clambake dinner was delicious! I highly recommend the lobster, although all courses of the meal were delightful. I would do this again!
Written July 31, 2022
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Aashna25
New York City, NY196 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Had a great time.

The ferry was really nice and relaxing. The team was very informative. The lighthouse tour was nice and we learned a lot. 6

The island is very small. Probably don't need more than 30 min unless you are there to have a picnic or decide to walk the trail (we were warned about a large number of ticks in the trail so didn't walk it.
Written July 10, 2022
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eric ianuzi
Stamford, CT24 contributions
Jun 2021
An enjoyable afternoon and inexpensive way to experience Norwalk Harbor and Sheffield Island. Activated in 1868 Sheffield Island Light is located at the mouth of Norwalk River and northern Long Island Sound. Also known as White Island and once owned by Caption Robert Sheffield, the island and lighthouse served as a farm and school for residences of adjacent islands. The lighthouse style is similar to Great Caption Island, Morgan Point, Old Field Point Light, Plum Island, and Block Island North Light

I do the trip each year and enjoy the time on the water and island. There is not much to do but enjoy the beautiful lighthouse and coastal views once you're on the island — so recommend packing something to eat and picnicking. If you plan to walk the nature path — bring bug repellent.
Written December 16, 2021
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Courtney987654
Cheyenne, WY12 contributions
Jul 2021
The ferry was great and the staff was engaging. The island was beautiful and had beautiful views. The lighthouse is neat but we couldn't go up into the light (there was no light anyway). It was nice for something to do that day. I would love to do the other cruises and activities they offer some time.
Written July 30, 2021
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Michael M
Bridgeport, CT1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Couples
Great way to spend an afternoon or evening. Crew was friendly, informative and knowledgeable. Very scenic and interesting experience. Great example of historic, restored lighthouse.
Written July 19, 2021
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Diane G
Norwalk, Connecticut1 contribution
Sep 2019
Great way to spend a summer day. Island was very clean and staff/manager were incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. Incredible history of this island/lighthouse.
Everyone should get out to visit!
Written September 15, 2019
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msmoran52
Norwalk, CT3 contributions
Aug 2019
This is a great way to spend a morning or afternoon. The boat trip out to the Island is delightful. The tour of the lighthouse is very interesting. There is a nice picnic area so bring your lunch and enjoy the beautiful water surroundings and views. Please bring bug spray as the mosquitoes can be a problem.Also wear long pants as it helps.
Written September 6, 2019
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Aileen M.
1 contribution
Aug 2019
We had a wonderful experience on the boat ride and time spent on Sheffield Island. The views are beautiful, and it's a perfect getaway for just a few hours on a nice day. The narration on the boat ride was informative, even for this Norwalker, and the tour of the lighthouse was quite interesting. Next time, I will pack some of my own snacks since there are only chips, water, and hot dogs available on the island, and bug spray. Great location for photos.
Written August 31, 2019
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Mark C
Branford, CT24 contributions
Aug 2019
My wife and I hadn't been there in years and we're looking for a fun way to spend the day. The ferry ride was great with Capt John at the wheel and first mate Warren doing the narrative. We learned a lot about the area and surrounding islands thanks to Warren!. On the island, we were greeted by Graham who gave us a tour of the lighthouse and was fun and informative. The only words of caution..... Use the bug spray (for the gazebo picnic area) and wear your grungy sneakers. The Grass areas are loaded with goose droppings! To bad, otherwise I'd rate it a solid 5 stars!
Written August 31, 2019
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