Better Living, Better Lawn Care in Norwalk
Norwalk, Conn., is one of the oldest cities in the U.S., first settled in 1649. It sits on a strip of land jutting out into the Long Island Sound. The Algonquian Native Americans called it "Noyank," meaning "point of land".
Most of the city burned to the ground in the Battle of Norwalk in 1779, during the Revolutionary War. Eighty homes, eighty-seven barns, two churches, four mills, and seventeen shops were destroyed by the British.
The city took a number of years to rebound into the metropolis it is today. Living in Norwalk gives us the advantage of being within both the Bridgeport and the New York metro areas. We have access to the amenities of the big cities while maintaining our rural and maritime past. One of the best places to visit is the Sheffield Island Lighthouse. The 145-year old artifact is fully restored, set amidst a wildlife refuge, surrounded by beaches. Throughout the summer, you can ride a 45-foot catamaran to the island to tour the lighthouse, hunt for shells on the beach, and watch the wildlife at the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge. The top of the lighthouse has a glorious view of Long Island Sound and, on a clear day, you can catch a glimpse of the New York City skyline.
The Maritime Aquarium is another excellent place to get in touch with Norwalk's maritime history. The goal of the aquarium is to inspire people to protect and appreciate the ecosystem of Long Island Sound. The aquarium has 75 exhibits with more than 2,700 marine animals. The exhibition journey begins with a freshwater river merging into a shallow salt marsh, then moving deeper and deeper into the various watery habitats out into the Atlantic ocean. The second-floor exhibits take you through desert habitats to rain forests. It's not only a great place to take the kids, but it's also for animal lovers of all ages.
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in Mathews Park is the finest example of a Second Empire Style country house in the entire U.S. The mansion has 62 rooms, and cost more than $2,000,000 when it was built back in 1864. The mansion was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1971. Today, you can tour this fully restored, grand old mansion on Wednesdays through Sundays. Some of the most astounding features are the murals on the molded ceilings.
The SoNo Switch Tower Museum on Washington Street harkens back to the days when Norwalk was an important railroad town. The switching tower performed the complex task of switching the trains from one track to another. If you, or anyone you know, loves trains, you need to visit.
This city is not only steeped in history, it's also right on Long Island Sound, giving you access to the waters of the Atlantic. This is no place to waste a summer lawn mowing. Your lawn care doesn't need to consume all of your free time.
Leave your lawn care to LawnStarter. You can log onto the website or download the free mobile app. Enter your ZIP code, and we'll send you a list of all the services available in Norwalk. We do everything from lawn mowing to bush and shrub trimming. Best of all, you set the schedule, and the lawn maintenance team will arrive on time and take care of it all.
Don't waste your weekend mowing the lawn or killing weeds. Set an appointment with LawnStarter today, and enjoy life along the coast.