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“Fantastic Day Trip”

Sheffield Island Lighthouse
Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Norwalk
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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.
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, eating under the tents and thoroughly enjoying the scenery.
We would definitely recommend this excursion to all!
Thanks for a very fun time!!!

Date of experience: June 2014
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"boat ride"
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"light house"
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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, and is a work-in-progress. I have every reason to believe it will be in tip-top shape before long!

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank 7BlueMoons
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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!

Date of experience: August 2013
3  Thank mustang4rick
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

Wow! If you're looking for a great way to spend a summer afternoon, look no further. The Lighthouse is immaculately preserved and the island is a cute little gem. The tour lasts approximately an hour and a half. There are picnic tables, food and chips for purchase and a quaint nature trail. Pack a picnic, and enjoy a great day overlooking the water. I can't wait to return.

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank Cherisse H
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Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

Fun, great length ferry ride out the island. Good discussion with ferry driver on history. Able to leisurely walk around island/lighthouse. Can picnic there, also great place to just read/get away from other people, so hard to find a serene location not over run by tourists now-a-days!

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank TravelFoodLoveIt
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