Here’s what WE did on Sherwood Island!


CT TRAILS DAY 2019 at Sherwood Island State Park, Sat. June 1st

Events Sponsored by the Friends of Sherwood Island


9:00 am Kayak Paddle with Michele Sorensen






10:00amWonder of Flight Interactive Air Show

Annual Wonder of Flight Interactive Air Show: informative and fun.The Air Show will include numerous giant scale radio controlled model planes, helicopters, gliders and drones, some with wing spans exceeding ten feet. The Air Show is hosted by the Country Squires, a group of remote controlled aircraft enthusiasts registered with Academy of Model Aeronautics.




12:30 amArchaeology Walk

Join us for an Archaeology Walk on the Sherwood Island History Trail.The walk will be led by Archaeologists Ernie Wiegand and Dawn Brown.

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Photos by Gene Borio

Photo by Erica Caldwell


2:00Nature Walk

Discover Sherwood Island! Go beach to beach and discover habitats, inhabitants, and special features (9/11 Memorial, model Airport, wetlands, pine forest) of this waterfront Gateway park.  With Louis Pietig.


ALERT! Volunteers Needed! Help us make sure everyone who attends Shivers at Sherwood has a wonderfully frightful time! And have fun too! Sign up here:

The Fiends (sick!) of Sherwood Island have been relishing the fun of transforming the Nature Center into a Haunted House and collecting bats, spiders, ghosts, tombstones and more!
Shivers at Sherwood
Saturday, October 27
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Sherwood Island State Park – East End
Admission: $5 per car
Join us for ghoulish fun and seasonal favorites. Face painting, bob for apples, carve pumpkins. Enjoy live music Warm yourself by the bonfire. Or…brave the Haunted Nature Center where creatures of the night have taken over!

Lobster, Steak, Salmon, Veggies & More! PLUS our famous Silent Auction and a beautiful view

Join us at The Pavilion!



Buy Tickets Online here!


Mail this completed form to the Friends, P.O. Box 544, Westport, CT 06881 with check payable to “Friends of Sherwood Island State Park” or register and purchase tickets and memberships online at

RSVP Deadline is Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Questions? email



 Lobster:____     Filet Mignon: _____    Salmon: _____  Vegetarian: _____             $ 75 each  $_____

NB: Kids (12 years old and under) eating adult meals must be included above.

Kid’s Dinner(s): Hot  Dog /  Hamburger/   Corn / Salad /   Dessert .                   $15 each  $______

(Optional) Table group: ____________

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On Saturday October 7, 2017 at 4PM in the Nature Center, the Friends of Sherwood Island State hosted author and historian Marty Podskoch, who gave a great presentation on his new book Connecticut Civilian Conservation Camps: History, Memories and Legacy.

In a surprisingly fascinating talk, we learned that The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began on March 31, 1933 under President Roosevelt’s “New Deal” to relieve the poverty and unemployment of the Depression. Locally, twenty-one camps were set up in many Connecticut towns, state parks & forests. Workers built trails, roads, campsites, & dams, stocked fish, built & maintained fire tower observer’s cabins & telephone lines, fought fires, & planted millions of trees.

The CCC disbanded in 1942 due to the need for men in WW II

Marty Podskoch is a retired teacher and the author of seven other  books. He is keenly interested in meeting individuals who may have CCC stories to contribute to his next book, on the CCC in Rhode Island.  The engaging and loquacious Marty had his books available after the presentation for sale and signing.