If you’re like (too) many Westporters, you’ve never been to Sherwood Island.*
You should visit Connecticut’s 1st state park** soon.
Like, Saturday. This Saturday (June 4, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.).
Friends of Sherwood Island — a group filled with Westporters*** — is sponsoring a “CT Trails Day.” There are bird, archaeology and nature walks and talks; nature/bird photo tips with Westport native AJ Hand; a BYO kayak paddle adventure off of the beach — and flight simulators in the morning, followed by a hands-on flying experience and an air show by the Fly Guys.
That group of 100+ men, women and children has flown at Sherwood Island for nearly 50 years.
But this is the park’s 1st-ever air show. It includes drones, radio-controlled helicopters, aerobatic planes and gliders.
The best part: It’s all free. Here’s the secret code to get in to Sherwood Island without paying: “CT Trails Day.”
For details and a full schedule, click here. Pre-registration is appreciated; email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 203-955-1943.
*That 3rd grade field trip does not count.
** If you’re embarrassed to ask: It’s located at the end of the Sherwood Island connector, just past the I-95 Exit 18 on/off ramp.
*** Who DO spend a lot of time there.