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Sherwood Island State Park
Purchased in 1914, Sherwood Island is Connecticut’s first state park. Its 234 acres are divided into a distinct east side (including a sandy beach, tidal marsh, nature trail, and the popular model airplane field) and west side (hiking trails, picnic tables, marsh, and forest). The division between these areas is Sherwood Point, a rocky area popular for fishing and viewing boats across the New York City skyline, which is also the site of Connecticut’s official 9/11 Living Memorial. The park’s nature center, open late spring through early fall, is a state-of-the-art facility featuring interactive displays, outdoor education programs, and free weekly lectures and special events.