New England clambakes are one of the pleasures of summer with their classic combination of lobster and clams fresh from the ocean, corn on the cob, and potatoes. The Norwalk Seaport Association’s New England Clambake on Sheffield Island is one of the best places to experience this time-honored seafood feast!
On Tuesdays, August 3, 10,17, 24, and 31 the Norwalk Seaport Association is offering the foodie event of the summer, a Clambake on Sheffield Island – at prices that won’t break the bank! Get ready to board the Seaport’s ferry at 6 p.m. and head to Sheffield Island. The vessel only holds 49 people, so this culinary adventure is delightfully fun and not overcrowded! Reaching the private island, tour the historic ten-room Sheffield Island Lighthouse that is on the National Register of Historic Places, see the outline of Manhattan and the beautiful coast of Connecticut through an antique telescope and take a walk along a nature trail that is part of the Stewart B. McKinney Nature Sanctuary.
If you have worked up an appetite, no worries, the Norwalk Seaport Association is serving up a feast that will be enjoyed in a beautiful wooden pavilion with picnic tables, fans, lighting, and, best of all, unbeatable views!
The Seaport Association offers three packages a clambake package @ $75 that offers a selection of chicken, salmon rib eye, pork, or vegetarian choices, and a lobster bake package at $85 whose main entree is a 1.5 lb. lobster with all the fixings. There are even ale Carte additions like Copps Island Oysters, fresh off the boat from Norwalk, littleneck clams, and a jumbo shrimp cocktail. Don’t forget to BYOB so that you can enjoy this feast sipping your favorite wine or beer as you watch the sun sink into the horizon. Reservations must be made in advance. For more information and to buy your tickets click here.
About the Norwalk Seaport Association
The Norwalk Seaport Association was founded in 1978 by a group of local citizens who had the vision to revitalize South Norwalk and preserve Norwalk’s maritime heritage. The Seaport Association offers a cultural, environmental, and historical journey to the Norwalk Islands. The Sheffield Island Lighthouse and the Light Keeper’s Cottage provide a unique historical and educational venue that strives to increase awareness, appreciation, and consideration for the environment and how the preservation of historic buildings contributes to our quality of life. The combination of the Lighthouse and the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge offers an unparalleled opportunity to educate children of all ages and adults about the importance of preserving Long Island Sound, our environment, and our maritime heritage.