Greenwich Point Fishing Swimming Vacation Spots

Greenwich Connecticut was settled in 1640 and incorporated in 1665. It has a population of over 61,000. Like many East coast cities, Greenwich has is steeped in history and natural beauty. One of the best spots in the city is Greenwich point.

Known by the residents of Greenwich as Tod’s point, this beautiful and historical area was until 2001 only open to residents. Mainly because a lot of what this area has to offer has been built and preserved by the residents themselves. many of who, donated their own money to make Greenwich Point the beautiful spot it is today. In 2001 however, a non resident attorney sued to have the beach open and in , Greenwich, under court order complied. Since then, Greenwich point has become a popular tourist attraction and it is no wonder, as there are so many things to see and do. If you are planning a visit to Greenwich point you might want to consider taking a couple of days as there is so much to explore and do.

Greenwich park is open daily from 6 am until sunset. You may want to get there early as parking is limited to 1700 cars.

The Natural features of the park are sandy beaches, sand dunes, a rocky shore, salt marshes, and some mud flats. Inland there is a pond and lagoon.

You can enjoy a day or an afternoon swimming or sunbathing on one of the sandy beaches sheltered by sand dunes. Life guards are on duty from 10 am until 6pm from Memorial day through Labor day.

There are plenty of picnic tables scattered about the park so you can bring your lunch or dinner and relax while getting a great view of the New York sky line. You can also take advantage of the shellfish area and dig your own clams and then treat your family to an old fashioned clam bake at one of the clambake and party areas.

For those of you who like to fish, you can fish right from shore at one of the rocky areas or surf fish on the south west peninsula.

If you really want to do some exploring and get a great view of the park you can choose one of the many trails to wander through. These trails leads you through some lovely, woods, marshes, groves and gardens. Worried about getting lost? Don’t be. You can also get a guide at the Bruce Museum who will take you through the trails pointing out such interesting sites as the memorial boulder, where field grasses attract a multitude of butterflies and other insects, the totem pole, that pays tribute to the parks early history, and the Lake eagle a sculpture with a fourteen foot wing span.

When you are ready to take a break from more active pursuits and want to seek a place of quiet beauty, the Secret garden on the points westerly tip is a great place to go. The gardens colorful paintings are beautiful and the foot path from the garden leads you to the old Tod mansions stone foundation that has been converted to a hanging garden.

The children will enjoy the play areas as well as the beach. There is also the salt marshes that they can explore and see tiny crabs and fish brought in at high tide.

Off the point you can have an enjoyable day or afternoon, windsurfing or boating.

And be sure to check out some of their special activities like the sandcastle contest held in July/August.

The point and Greenwich park not only affords you a variety of activities in a variety of beautiful settings but also provides amenities to make your visit more enjoyable. They not only have restrooms and a public telephone, but they also have lockers and a snack bar.

So, whether your visit to the point is one day or several days, you will be sure to find plenty of things to do in a variety of wonderful settings. It is a vacation all in itself!