Now’s the perfect time of year to take advantage of the Gold Coast’s wonderful waterfront, at your full disposal when you call Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk your Fairfield County perch for a luxury summer getaway (or business trip). Our hotel stands near the Norwalk River just a little ways above where it flows into Norwalk Harbor on Long Island Sound, so you’re perfectly poised for some on-the-water (and by-the-water) adventuring while you’re savoring our unique brand of boutique hospitality.
From seafood feasts to beachfront mini-golf, there’s plenty to occupy you on the Norwalk waterfront proper, but today we’d like to spotlight two awesome and convenient opportunities for leaving the landlubbers behind during your Hotel Zero Degrees stay!
Paddle Power: Downunder
Run by transplanted New Zealander Kim Hawkins, Downunder serves as a full-service stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) and kayaking company with three Gold Coast locations; the Rowayton branch is a mere 15 or so minutes from Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk.
At Downunder, you can rent stand-up paddleboards and kayaks for self-guided adventures on our area’s tidal waterways and Long Island Sound, take lessons in the activities or join guided paddling tours: along the Five Mile River or Farm Creek, out to offshore islands, and under full moonlight on the Sound. For the utmost in tranquility, consider a Downunder session in SUP yoga or meditation!
Capture the Wind: The Norwalk Sailing School
Set right on East Norwalk’s Long Island Sound waterfront at Calf Pasture Beach, the Norwalk Sailing School has been getting locals and visitors out on our spectacular estuary since the early 1960s. The breezes of the Sound offer irresistible promise for anyone looking for a little wind-powered action. At the Norwalk Sailing School, you can take classes in sailing or windsurfing or simply rent the equipment if you’re already a savvy sailor or surfer. The school also leads guided SUP and kayak tours to Sheffield Island and other wonderful local destinations.
Waterfront Wonders on a Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk Getaway
From tidal creeks and rivers to the estuarine expanse of the mighty Long Island Sound, get a firsthand taste of our marvelous Norwalk waterways by paddleboard, kayak, sailboat, or surfboard during your boutique escape to Hotel Zero Degrees. It’s the perfect way to mark summertime on Connecticut’s Gold Coast, and we’ll provide you with the ideal accommodations—and some fabulous riverside dining at Mediterraneo—to go along with your aquatic adventuring.