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Connyak Paddle Descriptions The following descriptions are for the usual routes often taken on Connyak Paddles. Wind, weather and tides are important considerations in choosing a route and many alternate routes are available from these locations. It is suggested that the reader follow along with the narrative on a chart. All distances listed are approximate for the round trip and do not consider any wandering that would add to the distance.

Calf Pasture Beach to the Norwalk Islands

  • Calf Pasture Beach is the best launch site for the Norwalk Islands.
  • There is a significant charge for in-season parking for non-Norwalk residents.
  • The launch can be a bit mucky at low tide.
  • There are many possible paddling options. The route shown will maximize the scenery.
  • Shea Island offers a nice lunch spot with facilities about halfway through the paddle.
  • After lunch you can tour the remaining Islands immediately to the east and head back in (a trip of about 9 miles)
  • Continue around Cockenoe Island and then back to the launch (a trip of about 13.5 miles).
  • At the right time of year will have zillions of white egrets jumping about the treetops.

Overview of Typical Paddle Route Click for an Interactive Map