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Norwalk (Connecticut)

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Dec 12, 2021

Norwalk is a city in Fairfield County, in the state of Connecticut in the United States of America. It includes the villages of: East Norwalk, West Norwalk, Cranbury, Silvermine, Winnipauk, Wilson Point, Harbor View, Rowayton and South Norwalk, known locally as “SoNo.” Norwalk, probably due mostly to its proximity to New York City, is home to many large companies.

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  • Westchester County Airport is a medium sized airport in Westchester County, with flights coming and going nationwide. It is about 30 minutes away.
  • Laguardia Airport is a major airport in Queens, with flights going and coming worldwide. It is about 50 minutes away.
  • Tweed-New Haven Airport is a small airport in New Haven, with flights going and coming from Philadelphia. It is about 50 minutes away.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport is a major airport in Queens, with flights going and coming worldwide. It is about 60 minutes away.
  • Newark International Airport is a major airport in Newark, with flights going and coming worldwide. It is about 80 minutes away.
  • Stewart International Airport is an airport is Newburgh, NY, with flights going and coming from Atlanta, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, Detroit, and Philadelphia. It is about 80 minutes away.
  • Bradley International Airport is a major airport in Windsor Locks, with flights going and coming worldwide. It is about 90 minutes away.
  • Norwalk is on the MetroNorth New Haven main line, as well as the Danbury branch of the MetroNorth New Haven line.
  • I-95 or Route 15 are highways that allow access to Norwalk.

Norwalk has plenty of public transportation, buses and trains that create easy access to places all over the city. Train stations make it easy to get into Norwalk from all over the area. Most places can also be reached on foot within the different sections of the city.

  • The Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water St, +1 203-852-0700. Daily 10AM-5PM (Jul, Aug until 6PM). Great aquarium, plus lots of hands-on exhibits, and an IMAX theater. You can feed the seals. Check out the surreal jellyfish exhibit. Other animals include sharks, different varieties of stingrays, colorful poisonous frogs, and big turtles. $22.95 adults. 
  • Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum, 295 West Avenue, +1 203-838-9799. Located in beautiful South Norwalk, the museum gives tourists a chance to go inside a landmark of the city. 
  • Rowayton Arts Center, 145 Rowayton Av, +1 203-866-2744. Located in the Rowayton neighborhood. Experience the work of local artists. And discover the past of that part of the city. 
  • Silvermine Guild Art Center, 1037 Silvermine Road. New Canaan. The arts center brings in all different kinds of artists and performers. Class can also be taken by many different kinds of professionals. 
  • Norwalk Museum, 41 N. Main St., +1 203-866-0202. Wed-Sun 1-5pm. The Norwalk museum building used to be South Norwalk City hall and was built in 1912. It holds historical information about the town of Norwalk. 
  • SoNo Switch Tower Museum, 77 Washington St., +1 203 246-6958. Sat and Sunday 12-5pm May-October; and by appointment. Come and learn about the job of the switch tower operator in this 1896 New Haven Railroad structure; throw levers that controlled train movements that were used until 1984. Free, donations accepted. 
  • Sound Navigation, +1 203-219-3688. Sound Navigation offers tours of local lighthouses, sunset cruises, and private charter boats. 
  • 41.0522-73.41551 Sheffield Island Lighthouse (Lighthouse), +1 203-838-9444, e-mail: wikivoyage@seaport.org. Sheffield Island & Its Lighthouse The Norwalk Seaport Association has owned, restored and maintained Sheffield Island Lighthouse since 1986 and is the official U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Friends group for the Norwalk Islands. Sheffield Island ferry tours are a top Fairfield County CT and Long Island Sound activity, attraction, tourist site, etc. Great for kids and adults as a sightseeing, daytrip, and tourist destination. From May through September, visitors can board the Seaport Association’s 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a cruise to the island then tour the lighthouse, observe wildlife in their natural habitat in the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, hunt for shells along the beach, bring along a picnic lunch,play on the lawns around the lighthouse and just have a good time. The lighthouse is open to visitors for daily tours. The tower portion of the lighthouse is closed for renovations. No pets permitted on ferry or island.  

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