Take an evening sail on the Sound on the schooner Soundwaters followed by dinner at the Crab Shack. While aboard a naturalist will talk about the “Maritime History of Long Island Sound.”

Cost of the two-hour sail is $10 per person. There is space on board for a maximum of 40 people.

Participants are invited to bring their own snacks or beverages such as beer, wine and soft drinks.

Park in Boccuzzi Park, 200 Southfield Ave. Stamford.  It is on the West side of Stamford.  There is construction in the area, plus the usual I95 congestion through Stamford, so allow extra time.   The boat sails promptly at 5.  My GPS took me to Exit 6 then left on West, left on Selleck, and right onto Southfield.   A crew member will be at the parking lot to give you a parking permit and escort you to the Soundwaters.  It is a short walk but there are ramps and floating docks that are a bit unsteady.  There are port-a-johns at the parking lot they ask you to use vs. the on-board head.  There are also public restrooms off the boardwalk at the Crab Shell.

Dinner after the sail is available at the Crab Shell or Prime  – 46 Southfield Ave., Stamford.  You can also park at Prime/Crab Shell and walk 15 minutes south (to your right) on a pleasant boardwalk to the SoundWaters.

SoundWaters, founded in 1989, is the premier environmental education organization focused on the protection of Long Island Sound and its watershed.

Your host: Chris Snyder

 

Pictures from last year.