Sherwood Island is an exceptional resource, with miles of multiple beach areas amidst many shade trees and picnic grounds, plus a small live animal Nature Center for kids, and plenty of convenient snack bars in season. On most days it is surprisingly private and underutilized.
On hot summer weekends, however, it is filled with barbecue and picnic aromas and families of every nationality, language, and music, enjoying their family rituals and sport games. It is a mini-United Nations example of all peoples gathering together happily, with plenty of land, beach and sea. There is a also a grassy area of gravestones in a 9/11 Memorial for CT residents, located at the land's edge with views to Manhattan.
On hot weekends, the cars coming up from NYC can result in the parking lots being full and closed out by 9:00-10:00 in the morning, so get there early!! A season pass saves money.
Off season, it's a huge, private and free of charge, beautiful paradise with many walking paths. I live in the same town - Westport, CT, so my husband and family and I exercise walk our dog and ourselves there many times a month (except when dogs are prohibited in season.) Sherwood Island State Park is a beautiful, expansive place to walk and enjoy the greenery, the coastal inlets, and the horizon.
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