Rowayton is a delightful New England harbor village in the city of Norwalk, situated on the Five Mile River and Long Island Sound. It is rich in history and character and is the address of choice for home buyers seeking a vibrant beach community. Many of its residents work in New York City and commute by train.
The residents of Rowayton actively support many organizations which give the village its robust lifestyle, such as the Civic Association (including its many youth programs), the Rowayton Library, Arts Center, Gardeners Club, Historical Society, Power Squadron and Yacht Club. There is an active artist community, many of whom are associated with the Rowayton Arts Center. It annually hosts a Shakespearean production in Pinkney Park.
Rowayton has a number of beaches including Roton Point, Bayley Beach and the private beach for Wee Burn Country Club. The town hosts the annual Bayley Beach Day, including the famous Arthur J. Ladrigan Swim Race. Swimmers have been competing in this one-mile race from Greens Ledge Lighthouse to Bayley Beach since 1935. Other time-honored traditions include an egg toss, tug-of-war, pie-eating contest and a greased watermelon race. It's a great family-centered event and demonstrates its long-standing value of community.