Tip of the week: head to the beaches while they are free and open to the general public!

Until sometime in April or May, depending on the town, most of the CT beaches are accessible to all. A walk on the beach is good for the soul no matter the date on the calendar.

I took advantage of the warm March weather to visit Calf Pasture and Shady Beach in Norwalk.  It was a beautiful late winter morning; the temperature was crisp, the atmosphere was peaceful, and there were hints of spring in the air – just what I needed.

Picked up a delicious grilled cheese and tomato sandwich at the Dilly Duck Shop; enjoyed it while sitting in the sunshine at one of their outdoor bistro tables.

It was too nice out to go home yet, so I made a stop in Wilton for a stroll along the Norwalk River Valley Trail, which will eventually be the longest trail in Fairfield County. It is planned to stretch for 30 miles, from Calf Pasture Beach to Rogers Park in Danbury; meandering through Wilton, Redding and Ridgefield along the way. If you like a trail that is wide, flat, and impossible to get lost, you will be very satisfied!   Kim 

About Kim Downey – KDPassport

Back in June 2019, I became intrigued with the idea of exploring every town in Connecticut. My family and I had met Martin Podskoch at DiGrazia Vineyards as he introduced his book, “Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport & Guide to Exploring Connecticut.”

I began the quest in earnest by embarking on many solo trips; then at times joined by friends or relatives. I completed this wonderful adventure in Norwalk on August 12, 2020, accompanied by my family. I realized that I wasn’t “done” since there is so much to see and do in all seasons of our beautiful state. I look forward sharing many ideas with you!

If you need any recommendations, feel free to comment below or send me an email at admin@townappeal.com.

Tip of the week: head to the beaches while they are free and open to the general public!

Until sometime in April or May, depending on the town, most of the CT beaches are accessible to all. A walk on the beach is good for the soul no matter the date on the calendar.

I took advantage of the warm March weather to visit Calf Pasture and Shady Beach in Norwalk.  It was a beautiful late winter morning; the temperature was crisp, the atmosphere was peaceful, and there were hints of spring in the air - just what I needed.

Picked up a delicious grilled cheese and tomato sandwich at the Dilly Duck Shop; enjoyed it while sitting in the sunshine at one of their outdoor bistro tables.

It was too nice out to go home yet, so I made a stop in Wilton for a stroll along the Norwalk River Valley Trail, which will eventually be the longest trail in Fairfield County. It is planned to stretch for 30 miles, from Calf Pasture Beach to Rogers Park in Danbury; meandering through Wilton, Redding and Ridgefield along the way. If you like a trail that is wide, flat, and impossible to get lost, you will be very satisfied!   Kim 

About Kim Downey – KDPassport

Back in June 2019, I became intrigued with the idea of exploring every town in Connecticut. My family and I had met Martin Podskoch at DiGrazia Vineyards as he introduced his book, “Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport & Guide to Exploring Connecticut.”

I began the quest in earnest by embarking on many solo trips; then at times joined by friends or relatives. I completed this wonderful adventure in Norwalk on August 12, 2020, accompanied by my family. I realized that I wasn’t “done” since there is so much to see and do in all seasons of our beautiful state. I look forward sharing many ideas with you!

If you need any recommendations, feel free to comment below or send me an email at admin@townappeal.com.


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