The Norwalk Islands

You don’t have to prepare for a three hour tour, but New England weather can start to get rough. Just sit right back and let me tell you the tale of the Norwalk Islands. There are 25 islands that collectively make up the “Norwalk Islands.” The top tourist island is Sheffield island, home to the Sheffield Island Lighthouse, and […]

Stew Leonards

1969 was a pivotal year for history making events, men landed on the moon, the Gap opened in San Francisco and the world’s largest dairy store (at least according to Ripley’s) opened in Norwalk. Today Stew Leonard’s, or as it is known locally, Stew’s, has locations in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. But for most of the 70s […]

To The Lighthouse

There’s no way that Virginia Wolf wrote about Norwalk’s Sheffield Island Lighthouse in her book To The Lighthouse, but you can feel the sentiments from this quote: “With her foot on the threshold she waited a moment longer in a scene which was vanishing even as she looked, and then, as she moved and took Minta’s […]

Take a Hike

This past March marked the 96th anniversary of the very first section of the Appalachian Trail opening. That 13. 5 mile section linked Bear Mountain, New York, to Harriman State Park in Arden, New York. The Appalachian Trail (AT) stretches from Georgia to Maine, and Connecticut. While Norwalk boasts of the Norwalk River Valley Trail, the […]

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