Greenwich Point – Old Greenwich, CT

May 7, 2010

Looking at New York on the other side

One of our favorite places to relax at is at the Greenwich Point. It is located in Old Greenwich, CT. We were in Old Greenwich for a few weeks while we looked for housing in New York City. We are very fortunate to have a friend who has a house in Old Greenwich. She let us rent her place while we searched. We have often stayed in Old Greenwich during our time in the East Coast since it is only an hour ride into Manhattan on the Metro North commuter line. What I love about being back on the East Coast now as a mother? Showing Mishy all the things I enjoy doing as well as finding new places together.

Crab holes

Local schools come to Greenwich Point to study the ecology. There are parts where it is foresty, an area for docked boats, the beach, and a great jogging trail which goes around the point. They also have places for picnics and barbeques. In my former days, I would jog around the point. Now, my husband does the jogging for both of us. I long to return to regular exercise.

Enjoying the bench

Momma and Mishy on the bench

Mishy and Momma walking through the trees

The map of the point

Finding seashells

Babba and Mishy walking in the Atlantic Ocean

On a Sunday, our friends, Carrie, Sid, and their son, Arthur, joined Mishy, Babba, me, and my mother, who was visiting from Toronto for a walk along the beach. The water is the Atlantic Ocean. It is filled with so many delicious sealife that one can fish in certain areas at the point.

With friends

Sitting on the sand

Looking at the barnacles on the rock

At the canteen where they have a full menu

We were starved and so happy to find the Canteen open. Surprisingly, the sandwiches there were delicious.

Mishy enjoying her water

We rarely get to have too many photos of the three of us together. Excuse us if it is slightly corney.

Mishy twirling her dress.

Details:

http://www.greenwichct.org/ParksAndRec/prBeaches.asp

There is some controversy about parking if you are not a resident of Old Greenwich. Technically, it is a public beach/park, though parking passes are necessary to enter. We got there when it was still free and open to everyone. Come spring, it gets dicey.

http://www.helium.com/items/1451140-greenwich-point-fishing-swimming-vacation-spots – a more detailed page on what to do at the point.

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