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Where to Go When Chicken Out I-95 Traffic at Norwalk?

15 Aug 2006  Chick out of I-95 at x16 when hit traffic at Norwalk area and found this nice park
3.5 of 5 stars based on 4 votes

Every time, on the way to and from Boston, when hit traffic along I-95 at Norwalk area, I wanted to get out of I-95 and do something meaningful, and the more I chickened out, the more fantastic new places I discovered ...

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Norwalk
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  • 1. Calf Pasture Park

    Calf Pasture Park is a beach park located in South Norwalk, Connecticut, and is one of the largest parks in Norwalk and is adjacent to Calf Pasture Beach. The park includes miles of walking, biking/skating paths, and open space.

    With an area of about 33 acres of land (including park and beach), the place features miniature golf, fishing, a softball diamond, baseball diamond, and volleyball courts. The Dominic Lametta Training Center also lies in the park.

    The parking area is on the left at the entrance from where the lighthouse can be seen clearly.

    The park is open all year, sunrise to sunset. The entrance to the park is at the end of Calf Pasture Beach Road. $5 after 5pm, otherwise $15 for weekdays and $20 for weekends ...

  • 2. Shady Beach

    Shady beach is the town beach for Norwalk and you need a resident pass.

  • 3. Courtyard Marriott Norwalk
    Courtyard by Marriott Norwalk, Norwalk, Connecticut

    This is a good mid point hotel that you have complimentary wireless Internet at lobby where you can get your portable online and check some emails while waiting for I-95 traffic to end. Kids can watch big screen TV at living room and enjoy complimentary coffee. Can get some ice cubes to jar and make some ice coffee ... The restroom is clean and nice. There are some business magazines such as Inc, Business Week, Golf ...etc in addition to USA Today ...

    Take I-95 x15 to Ct-7-N about 4 miles then right turn to Rt-7 (0.1 mi) right turn to Main St (0.3 mi)

  • 4. Hilton Garden Inn Norwalk
    Hilton Garden Inn Norwalk, Norwalk, Connecticut

    Ranked #1, Hilton Garden Inn has very nice entry foyer that you can take a rest, but they do not let you use their business center, you can still use your portable computer on the compimentary wireless Internet, nice rest room, and if you want to feel comfortable, get an ice cream bar for kids and enjoy the time there before heading back to I-95 when traffic ends ...

    Take I-95 x15 to CT-7-N about 4 miles then right to Grist Mills (Rt-7 0.1 mi) left to Main St (0.1 mi)

  • 5. Doubletree - Norwalk
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Norwalk, Norwalk, Connecticut

    Nice hotel to take a rest during traffic on I-95. The hotel is newly renovated, very new and shine, the room has flat screen TV and iPod compatible clock radio. The 7 and 8 level is executive level, can drive to park on the level 2 deck to enter lobby directly. Front desk has hot chocolate cookies to greet you ...

    I-95 x13 ramp (0.3 mi) right to Rt-1 (0.1 mi)

  • 6. Norwalk Inn and Conference Center
    Norwalk Inn and Conference Center, Norwalk, Connecticut

    I-95 x16 left to East Av (0.5 mi)

  • 7. Norwalk Museum
    Norwalk Museum, Norwalk, Connecticut

    I-95 x14 right to Fairfield Av (0.3 mi) becomes W. Washington Av (0.2 mi) left to N Main St

  • 8. South Norwalk Historic District (SoNo)
    South Norwalk Historic District (SoNo), Norwalk, Connecticut