Sheffield Island Lighthouse & Ferry

Washington and North Water Streets, South Norwalk, CT 06854.

Ferry departs from Sheffield Island Dock, Washington & North Water Streets (I-95, Exit 14N/15S), South Norwalk, CT 06854. (203) 838-9444. Round-trip cruise through Norwalk Harbor to scenic Sheffield Island, a tour of the 1868 lighthouse, beach walks and strolls along the nature trail through part of the Stewart B. McKinney Wildlife Refuge. Picnic area. Special events and educational programs. Weekend and holiday cruises run from May 29-September 26. Weekday cruises run from June 28-September 10. Thursday Cruises & Clambakes June 24- Sept. 30, reservations required.

Stratford Point Lighthouse

Prospect Dr., Stratford, CT 06497.

The Stratford Point Lighthouse is a private residence and is never open to the public. You may view the lighthouse, and/or photograph it, from Stratford Point which is owned and privately managed by Sporting Goods Properties a subsidiary of the Dupont Corporation. Stratford Point is opened twice weekly to the general public: Tuesday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and Thursday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Stratford Point is approximately 27 acres in size and is surrounded on three sides by water. The Point is an excellent location for viewing American Kestrels, Eastern Meadowlarks, Northern Harriers and many species of shorebirds. The Point is a fall stopover for migrating monarch butterflies. During late September and early October Stratford Point is alive with hundreds of butterflies feeding on the blooming goldenrod.