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Coastal Access SiteStewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge-Sheffield Island Unit
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Aerial view of Sheffield Island, Norwalk
Aerial view of Sheffield Island, Norwalk
The Sheffield Island Unit is a 67-acre island owned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service with the potential to support nesting wading birds.  A portion of the island is also owned by the Norwalk Seaport Association which maintains a historic lighthouse and facilitates tours.  The Seaport Association and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service cooperatively built a nature trail with observation deck.  Gulls nest along the rocky shoreline in the summer and surrounding waters provide habitat for wintering waterfowl.  The Sheffield Island Lighthouse is maintained and operated seasonally as a museum by the Norwalk Seaport Association.  Public ferry at Hope Dock, 7 Water Street (May-Sept), call 203-838-9744 for info.  The Norwalk Seaport Association provides transportation during the summer from the Maritime Aquarium to Sheffield Island for a fee.  For more information regarding this site including fees, please visit the <a href='http://www.seaport.org'>Norwalk Seaport Association</a> website.
 Location
View interactive map of Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge-Sheffield Island Unit Sheffield Island
Norwalk, Connecticut
 Fees
None
 Parking
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 Facilities
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 Activities
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 Environment
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