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National Park
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Weir Farm National Historic Site is located in Ridgefield and Wilton, Connecticut. It commemorates the life and work of American impressionis
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Sherwood Island State Park is a public recreation area on the shore of Long Island Sound in the Greens Farms section of Westport, Connecticut
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Seaside Park , Bridgeport
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Seaside Park, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, is a 2.5mi long crescent-shaped park bordering Bridgeport Harbor, Long Island Sound, and Bl
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Our sunset tour is offered every day after we close the shop. This is a unique opportunity to get out on water with a guide and take in the sights at twilight. Our Sunset Tour is a casual paddle down a tidal estuary that takes in the rich hues as the sun sets over Westport Harbor. No experience is needed. Clients may chose between paddling single or double kayaks.
Book on Viator from $85
Brewery
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Two Roads isn't just a beer, it's a philosophy. Come and see it for yourself. We serve pints and tasters as well as sell beer to go. Tours ar
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Compo Beach , Westport
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Tours from $85
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Westport

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Westport is a town located in Connecticut, along Long Island Sound within Connecticut's Gold Coast in Fairfield County, Connecticut. It is 47mi northeast of New York City. The town had a population of 26,391 according to the 2010 U.S. Census, and is ranked 22nd among America’s 100 Richest Places as well as second in Connecticut, with populations between 20,000 and 65,000.HistoryThe earliest known inhabitants of the Westport area as identified through archaeological finds date back 7,500 years. Records from the first white settlers report the Pequot Indians living in the area which they called Machamux translated by the colonialists as beautiful land. Settlement by colonialists dates back to the five Bankside Farmers; whose families grew and prospered into a community that continued expanding. The community had its own ecclesiastical society, supported by independent civil and religious elements, enabling it to be independent from the Town of Fairfield. The settlers arrived in 1693, having followed cattle to the isolated area known to the Pequot as the "beautiful land". As the settlement expanded its name changed: it was briefly known as "Bankside" in 1693, officially named Green's Farm in 1732 in honor of Bankside Farmer John Green and in 1835 incorporated as the Town of Westport. During the revolutionary war—on April 25, 1777, a 1,850 strong British force under the command of the Royal Governor of the Province of New York, Major General William Tryon landed on Compo Beach to destroy the Continental Army’s military supplies in Danbury. Minutemen from Westport and the surrounding areas crouched hiding whilst Tryon's troops passed and then launched an offensive from their rear. A statue on Compo beach commemorates this plan of attack with a crouching Minuteman facing away from the beach; looking onto what would have been the rear of the troops. When using our United States online trip planner to make an itinerary online, Westport holidays come together around your tastes, interests, and requirements, with us taking care of the logistics.

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