Cruise to Sheffield Island

Between May and September the Seaport Association runs cruises to Sheffield Island. The Island is home to the Sheffield Light House, a two-story building that once warned boats of the rocky coast dotted with islands just outside the Norwalk Harbor. The lighthouse was a thing for a very short time, built in 1868 it operated […]

Cranbury Park

Tucked up in the eastern side of northern Norwalk is Cranbury Park. It is a 200-acre park that is home to the Gallaher Mansion, which at present can only be viewed from the outside. The 21 room mansion was purchased by the City of Norwalk in 1965. The site was the home of a former […]

Switch Tower Museum

SONO SWITCH TOWER MUSEUM SoNo is filled with train trestles​ and the intersection of Washington Street and North/South Main streets is the critical trestle that carries Metro Northcommuters up and down the shoreline. It is also the intersection for trains along the northern jaunt up to Wilton and Danbury. Hence, the location is just the […]

Tour Modernist Homes

A Second Look at Norwalk’s Mid-Century Modern Architecture Last year, Norwalk Preservation Trust’s Mad Men Modern tour gave participants an inside look at the Modernist movement in architecture as it played out in Norwalk. For a look at the 2018 tour, see this PDF on our web site. The event was such a success that we decided to continue […]

Tavern on 7

Comfortable and cosy, Tavern on 7 offers a view of the Norwalk River along with its classic pub fare. The honey-colored wood evokes a different place from the strip mall aesthetic of Main Ave. Nearby hotels and the Merrit 7 collection of office buildings make this a popular happy hour meeting place. (203) 642-3791 611 Main […]

Cranbury Park

There’s 227 acres of park here that you can explore on trails and lawns. An 18 hole Disc Golf Course runs through it, and there are dog friendly areas. The park also features the Gallaher mansions, which can be rented for the usual assortment of events like weddings, dinners, and fundraisers.   300 Grumman Ave. Norwalk, CT […]

Blind Rhino

Located on North Main Street in SoNo, the Blind Rhino can be your favorite bar. They serve up a variety of craft beer, and know how to throw a good party. All the major holidays are covered, like the Super Bowl. Tuesday’s are trivia night, but watch out for the darts league, this is the […]

Calf Pasture Beach

Norwalk is surrounding by 35 islands and many of them are visible from Calf Pasture Beach. This makes Norwalk rather unique. And oh did we forget to mention there’s a sandbar that you can stroll out on when the tide is low? Recreationally speaking, the beach has BBQ stands (at Shady Beach) and a volleyball […]

Ripka’s Beach Cafe

Ripka’s is an unusual spot in Norwalk. It’s got the vibe of a beachside shack, yet the shack is more like a 1950s school room, cinderblock aesthetic, and the food covers the seaside fare you’d expect. But then there are the special events, where the food goes up a notch or two, because they can. […]

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