Last week’s questions should not have been: “Where in Westport would you see this?”
It should be: “When did you first see it?”
Tons of readers quickly identified Molly Alger’s image as the bathrooms (aka “bathhouses”) at Sherwood Island State Park. It’s at the western end, past the concession stand and near the Nature Center. (Click here to see.)
For years, Connecticut’s first state park — 232 acres of prime beach, woods and walking trails, smack in the middle of Westport’s shoreline — was our town’s best-kept secret.
Then COVID struck. Compo was closed. It opened soon, though to limited capacity.
Seeking wide-open spaces, room to exercise and much-needed beauty, Westporters “discovered” Sherwood Island.
It’s a wonderful place. It’s particularly beautiful now, in the starkness and solitude of winter.
Plus, it’s free.
Congratulations to Pat Saviano, Fred Cantor, Nicholas Eisenberger, Diane Bosch, Ralph Balducci, Bruce Salvo, Jalna Jaeger, Lou Weinsberg, Stephen Axthelm, Judy Reid, Wendy Schaefer, Phil Kann, Hehenberger, Barbara Jay, Lawrence Zlatkin, Robert Grodman and Mary Ann Batsell.
You know your town. Let’s hope more Westporters enjoy this state park in our own back yard too.
Now: Can you identify this scene? One hint: It is not at Sherwood Island.
If you know where in Westport’s you would see this, click “Comments” below.