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“too much goose poop”

Sherwood Island State Park
Ranked #4 of 19 things to do in Westport
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Since Sherwood Island State Park is on Long Island Sound, there is not much tide or wave action. The water is brackish and not very appealing for swimming. Its easy access to Rte 95, which runs along the coast of CT, makes it attractive to families and groups from NYC. The park is usually crowded during the summer. Many visitors pay no regard to their trash, their pets' poop, or show consideration for others in terms of noise. There are many Canada Geese and gulls here, attracted by the bread, chips, and fries people leave behind or feed them. What goes in must come out, so there are minefields of goose poop all over the grass and some on the beach. The best time to visit is before or after the official season is in full swing. The concession stands might not be open as long or offer as many options as during the season, but the fewer crowds, noise & trash strewn around make for a more enjoyable visit.

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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Granted this experience is quite a while ago, but at that time the kids had little to nothing to do on the island. The trip was taken because it was close and the kids needed experiences.

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Sherwood Island is a local state park in lower CT. We live in Westchester and go there when we dont want to spend all day going to the Long Island beaches.

Upside: close, not very crowded, good family crowd, affordable charge per car for the day is $13 for CT resident, $22 for others. Right off I-95 exit,.,,,easy to get to.

Downside: beach is clean but pebbly and stoney. Not the glorious sand of Jones beach or Montauk. Bathrooms are adequate but some of the outside showers are not working but this could be just the end of summer thing.

No refreshments, bring your own. Short walk from the parking lot, plenty of shaded picnic tables. Mostly local families on the weekends.

A pleasant way to escape for a few hours, watching the sailboats glide by.

Thank harvsibley
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Sherwood Island is a nice park to visit esp. on a hot summer day. It has lots of trees. We've been there twice last month. We enjoyed playing in the sand, although it's nothing compared to the white sands of Boracay. The best part was collecting mussels and oysters since it was low tide! We're gonna visit again.

Thank Cole1210
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Lovely place to go out for a walk or have a BBQ, not a nice beach to swim in. but the views when walking or hanging out make up for not having not nice beaches around the area in general.

Thank lina_marioneta
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