Norwalk Harbor is one of the most important centers of recreational boating, commercial shell fishing, and other water-dependent activities in the western Long Island Sound. Much of Norwalk's history, from the city's initial settlements to the present day, can be told with reference to the Harbor. Water-dependent facilities today include 15 marinas and 13 private clubs with boating facilities. There are over 1,800 berthing spaces and over 500 mooring locations serving recreational vessels in the Harbor (Online mooring application). Also, over 800 boats are launched regularly from storage racks at marinas and clubs and from city boat launches. There are over 2,700 commercial vessel trips to and from the Harbor's port facilities each year. The Norwalk River flows south for about 20 miles before entering Long Island Sound. The lower reach of the River, from Wall Street to the Sound, gives shape to Norwalk Harbor. Our harbor and miles of beautiful coastline attract boating enthusiasts from all over the East Coast. Minutes from our visitor docks is an array of family-friendly and fine dining, clubs with live entertainment, unique shopping and boutiques, art and historical exhibits, a Maritime Aquarium & IMAX theater, Library.