Norwalk Islands Canoe/Kayak Trail Guide
SWRPA utilized a grant from the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Long Island Sound (LIS) Fund to produce a Canoe/Kayak in-water trail guide (2.48 Mb) for the Norwalk Islands. This guide was inspired by other in-water trail guides that were developed by the Connecticut River Estuary Regional Planning Agency, also funded by the DEP LIS Fund, for areas located along the lower reaches of the Connecticut River. This trail guide is designed to provide natural resource and environmental information on the Norwalk Islands and to promote safe paddling.
Six-thousand (6,000) laminated, waterproof tri-fold guide brochures were produced. The brochure includes trail locations, soundings and public access points. The inside panel of the guide illustrates half- and full-day trails using a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration chart as the base map. In addition to the laminated guides, a large scale version of the guides was installed at the informational kiosk at the boat launch area at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk.
Unfortunately, the initial printing of the guide has been exhausted. We are hoping to update and reprint the guide sometime in the future. In the meantime, please check out "study products" below to download a copy.
South Western Regional Planning Agency
ConnDEP LIS Fund
City of Norwalk
United States Fish & Wildlife Service - Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge
Norwalk Seaport Association
Dr. Floyd Lapp, FAICPExecutive DirectorSWRPA888 Washington Boulevard, 3rd Floor
Stamford, CT 06901