Wherever you need to go, you can get there from Black Rock. Easy access to I-95 and the Merritt Parkway puts all of Connecticut’s towns and cities within reach. Hartford, the state capital, is just 51 miles away. And if you’re travelling out of state, you have plenty of options:
- By Rail: The Metro-North Railroad will take you to New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, about 50 miles from Black Rock. There are three train stations in Fairfield, including a new one on the Black Rock/Fairfield line called the Fairfield Metro Station www.mta.info/mnr Amtrak serves the entire Northeast Corridor from Boston to Washington, D.C., with stops in nearby Bridgeport. www.amtrak.com
- By Air: Black Rock is just 60 miles from Bradley International, less than 50 from JFK and LaGuardia and about 20 minutes from Sikorsky Memorial Airport. Don’t feel like driving there yourself? Connecticut Limo’s Bridgeport terminal is just minutes away from Fairfield Center www.ctlimo.com or get picked up at your door by Redgate Town Car service 203-259-0550.
- By Ferry: It’s only a ten minute ride to the Bridgeport terminal of the Port Jefferson ferry serving Long Island. Drive, walk or ride your bicycle aboard one of three ferries. Sit back, relax and enjoy the view. Experience today the simplicity and comfort of travel. Listen to the sounds of the waves as you enjoy a meal from the Snack Bar or, if you choose, have a cocktail in the Steamboat Lounge as the Ferry cruises across the Sound. Make reservations ahead of time if you plan to board with your car. www.portjeffferry.com