Norwalk is located on Long Island Sound, with many beautiful beaches and parks nearby which offer fun things to do in Norwalk during the warmer months. All offer fun for all ages, including playgrounds, volleyball courts, picnic areas, boat rentals, skate parks, basketball courts, and more. Twelve beaches can be found in the Greater Norwalk area, including Calf Pasture Beach, Harbor View Beach, Shady Beach, Marvin Beach, and Bayley Beach.
Cranbury Park and Gallaher Estate & Mansion
Cranbury Park offers 190 acres of public parkland including open fields and woodland groves. The park also includes a pavilion, a playground, an outdoor restroom, an 18-hole Frisbee Golf Course, and a sculpture garden. There are 125 acres of woodland trails within the park’s expanse. Cranbury Park is also home to the Gallaher Estate Mansion, built in 1930 and acquired by the city of Norwalk in 1965. The old limestone structure, complete with stained-glass windows and intricate wood details, is available for rent to residents and non-residents for parties, luncheons and weddings.
Veteran’s Memorial State Park and Marina
Veteran's Memorial State Park and Marina is situated on 35 acres, and includes a marina and boat launch site, a playground, bicycle and jogging paths, basketball courts, soccer, hockey, and football fields, baseball diamonds, visitor docks with full power available, a boating center and marina. The park also includes a walk esplanade overlooking scenic Norwalk Harbor. At the Marina, dinghy slips are also available for those with harbor moorings.