Sherwood Island State Park

Sherwood Island Connector
Westport, CT 06881- Map It
Phone: (203) 226-6983

AAA Editor Notes

Sherwood Island State Park, off I-95 exit 18 then just s. via the Sherwood Island Connector, is Connecticut's first state park. Located on Long Island Sound, it offers a beach with showers, walking trails through a salt marsh that is home to many birds, an observation platform with views of the surrounding area and a 9/11 memorial. The park's nature center has lots of kid-oriented exhibits emphasizing the local ecosystem; turtles, crabs and other marine life are on display in aquariums. Note: Pets are permitted Oct. 1-Apr. 14. Alcohol is not permitted inside the park. Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.). Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.
Park admission Mon.-Fri. $15 (per private vehicle); Sat.-Sun. and holidays $22; after 4 p.m. $7. Cash only.
Hours: Beach area and trails open daily 8 a.m.-dusk. Nature center open Wed.-Sun. 10-4, Memorial Day weekend to mid-Oct.