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Penfield Reef is a small parcel that provides public access to a jetty through a sandy beach for limited passive recreational opportunities, and is accessed via an easement through a private driveway. Visitors can fish and observe wildlife at Penfield Reef. Since there is no parking on-site, visitors should park at nearby Veterans Park on Reef Road. See driving directions below.
 Location
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Fairfield, Connecticut
 Fees
None
 Directions
From the East: Take I-95 South to Exit 22. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Route 135/North Benson Road and proceed .2 miles. Then, turn right onto U.S. Route 1/Post Road and continue .2 miles. Next, turn left onto Beach Road and follow .8 miles. Take a right onto Fairfield Beach Road and continue .7 miles to its intersection with Reef Road. Turn right onto Reef Road, and proceed approximately .2 miles to the entrance to Veterans Park (on the right). Veterans Park should be used only for the parking of vehicles. To continue to the site, walk to the left (southward) when exiting Veterans Park onto Reef Road and follow to its terminus (approximately .3 miles). Next, turn right onto Fairfield Beach Road. Entrance is almost to the immediate left directly across the street from College Place. The easement/driveway has a street sign that identifies the site as "Lighthouse Point." The easement provides pedestrian access to Long Island Sound.
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From the West: Take I-95 North to Exit 21. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Mill Plain Road and proceed .2 miles. Next, turn left onto Route 1/Post Road and continue .3 miles. Take a right onto Reef Road and follow approximately .8 miles. The entrance to Veterans Park will be on the left. Veterans Park should be used only for the parking of vehicles. To continue to the site, walk to the left (southward) when exiting Veterans Park onto Reef Road and follow to its terminus (approximately .3 miles). Next, turn right onto Fairfield Beach Road. Entrance is almost to the immediate left directly across the street from College Place. The easement/driveway has a street sign that identifies the site as "Lighthouse Point." The easement provides pedestrian access to Long Island Sound.
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 Site Contact Information
Website -Town of Fairfield
Address -75 Mill Plain Road
 Fairfield, CT 06824
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