Danbury is a city in northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, approximately 70 miles from New York City. Danbury is the fourth most-populous city in Fairfield County, and seventh among Connecticut cities. In Danbury you are never very far from the water - be it Long Island Sound or one of the rivers that thread their way through the region. Danbury boasts thirty miles of coastline and has sandy beaches that entice boaters, beachcombers and fishermen to explore the scenery of the sound. Saltwater diversions include boating on a research vessel from the Maritime Aquarium to a pleasure cruise on a ferryboat to Sheffield Island with its historic lighthouse and a view of Manhattan. A romantic way to explore the Sound is to charter a three-masted sailing ship or luxury yacht with cocktails and hors d' oeuvres served shipside. Sports fishing charters are the order of the day for fishing aficionados. For fresh water enthusiasts there is always canoeing and kayaking on the lazy Saugatuck River or around Norwalk's necklace of islands in the Sound.