WESTPORT — Sherwood Island is Connecticut’s oldest state park. It is also one of the most popular and, more recently, the one most in need of repair.
The state purchased the first plot of land from him in 1914, but it took until 1937 to secure all the necessary plots and secure public access. The park, located on Long Island Sound, covers 234 acres of beach, wetlands, and woods. It welcomed around 1.1 million visitors in 2021, an increase of around 10% from 2020.