Norwalk Islands, Norwalk, CT 06855, USA
Island HoppingMuch of the history of Norwalk revolved around its harbor, formed where the Norwalk River meets Long Island Sound. As a commercial port and a center for shell fishing, the harbor largely gave birth to the city. Today, however, the harbor is filled with yachts and recreational vessels more than commercial ones. It’s home to 15 marinas and 13 private clubs. If you didn’t sail into Norwalk on your yacht, then an ideal option for exploring the generally calm waters of this part of Long Island Sound is in a kayak or on a paddleboard. EVEN Hotel Norwalk can help arrange a rental so you can paddle among the two dozen or so Norwalk Islands, the largest measuring 59 acres. You can spot waterfowl and escape the city for an afternoon while, on clear days, having views of the New York City skyline.
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