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Connecticut Coastline Offers Scenic, Historic Weekend Away

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Take advantage of the remaining weekends of summer with a sunset cruise along the Connecticut coastline. NY1's Valarie D'Elia filed the following report.

This harbor cruise can be considered Norwalk’s version of Friday Night Lights.

To kick off the remaining August weekends, a Norwalk Seaport Association ferry embarks on a two-hour sunset cruise past the islands and lighthouses that dot the shoreline.

"You don’t really know we have this sort of stuff in Norwalk, the islands, and all of this beauty," says Dan Wellen of the Norwalk Seaport Association.

The cruise is narrated for a good portion of the trip, and although family-oriented, guests can BYOB.

"We love to go and find out about the history, and ecology and environment that we live in. And we like to drink wine too, so combine them all and this is a great evening," says Kathy Leeds of Rowayton.

"It’s very informative, even though we live in Norwalk. I mean a lot of stuff that we didn’t even know about these little islands, so this is nice," says James Frederick.

After the cruise, the party continues at Mama’s Boy, a southern style restaurant in South Norwalk, within walking distance. Guests can choose three courses from a special menu, and while the food was just so-so on my media visit, the ambience was great.

SONO is just over an hour train ride on Metro North from Grand Central.

Should you prefer to drive, there’s reduced rate parking for $2, courtesy of the Norwalk Parking Authority.

The entire package, called Maritime Cruise & Cuisine, costs $57 per person. The boat leaves from Sheffield Island Dock, located on the corner of Water and Washington Streets.

As is common practice in the travel industry, Travel With Val often receives complimentary travel or reduced "media" rates at hotels, resorts and attractions, including those that may be featured in these reports. Such consideration is not taken in exchange for any express or implied promise or understanding of any nature, particularly regarding the content of these reports. These reports only feature travel providers personally recommended by Valarie D’Elia in the exercise of her independent editorial judgment, and do not represent the endorsement of Time Warner Cable or any third party.
 
 
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