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4. Calf Pasture Beach Boat Launch

Directions to Calf Pasture Beach in East Norwalk, Connecticut: If you are approaching from the west on I-95 take Exit 16 and turn right at the end of the ramp onto East Avenue. If you are approaching from the east on I-95 take a left at the end of the ramp onto East Avenue. Follow East Avenue for about 0.4 miles to a railroad trestle bridge. Continue straight under the railroad trestle for 0.1 miles, then bear left around a cemetery, then immediately bear right onto Gregory Boulevard. Go 0.6 miles to the monument, go left around the monument, and then make the next right onto Calf Pasture Beach Road. Go 0.6 miles to the beach. Follow the parking lot around to boat launch area. (Look for signs to Calf Pasture Beach.).

The Calf Pasture Beach is a large recreation area run by the city of Norwalk. There is a  charge for out-of-towners. The unpaved boat launch is on the right between the Coast Guard station and the beach, right across from the ball fields. Parking near the boat launch is reserved for Norwalk residents only. However, parking is available by the ball field or in the large parking lot that you pass on the way to the boat launch. This exposed launch area is the best point of entry to get to the islands quickly and safely. A restaurant and bathroom are available here.