Rowayton’s one happy place
Catherine Hicks, 4, enjoys some blue cotton candy during the 42nd annual River Ramble at Pinkney Park in Rowayton.
Suzy Aubrey paints off of Bell Island's East Beach.
Mimi McDonnell, 4, gets her face painted like a puppy during the 42nd annual River Ramble at Pinkney Park in Rowayton.
Gardner Gray, right, buys oysters, clams and shrimp from Rick Klein during the 42nd annual River Ramble at Pinkney Park in Rowayton.
Jason Brasher, of Bridgeport, throws his son, Diego, 5, into the air at the annual Arthur J. Ladrigan Swim Races and Family Fun Day at Bayley Beach in Rowayton.
Tavern Island, between Sheffield and Rowayton.
This cape in the Rowayton section of Norwalk looks like it was plucked straight out of Hyannis and placed on the Gold Coast.
A postcard shows a scene from Roton Point Amusement Park, which was a popular stop for families from the late 1880s to the early 1940s. The Rowayton (Conn.) Historical Society will revisit this once bustling attraction with "The Prettiest Park on Long Island Sound: Roton Point Park 1880-1941," an exhibition that runs through Labor Day at Rowayton's Pinkney Museum. In addition to personal recollections, artifacts and photos also are on display.
Fox News recently released its annual list of America’s happiest seaside towns, and little Rowayton was recognized among much bigger towns like Newport, RI. Rowayton fell just short of the top 5, coming in at number 6.
Fox called Rowayton a “gem” of New England, saying: “This picturesque, sophisticated New England coastal village at the mouth of Connecticut’s Five Mile River is straight out of a Norman Rockwell illustration. No wonder Rowayton, with its clapboard and shingle homes perched along its rocky shorelines, has lured artists for centuries.”
Fairfield County is full of beautiful seaside communities like Rowayton. What’s your favorite?
Click HERE to see Fox’s whole list.