Goodbye Irene, hello weekend: Things to do in Westport
Published 9:35 am, Friday, September 2, 2011
Still without electricity in the wake of that unwelcome visitor Irene? Power back on but feel the need to get out and enjoy the unofficial end of summer? Here are some suggestions to fill up the Labor Day weekend in Westport:
Friday night forget about cooking and try the new Pane e Bene restaurant, 1620 Post Road East, for specialties that include stuffed peppers, baked zucchini and homemade pastas. The restaurant is open from noon to 11 p.m. Call 203-292-9584.
Take a hike. No, really. On Saturda, trek through the Newman Poses nature area, at the intersection of Coleytown and Easton roads. There you'll find extensive walking trails and a scenic wooden bridge over a stream. Visit the town's website, www.westportct.gov, for more information.
If hiking not's your thing, grab in-line skates or skateboard for a visit to the Compo Beach In-Line/Skateboard Park and Roller Hockey Center on Compo Beach Road. The skate park is open from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. and daily fees are $8 to $10. For rules and regulations, visit www.westportct.gov.
Sunday morning go for a dip in the pool at the Longshore Park pool complex, 260 Compo Road South, which reopened a few days ago after Irene's intrusion. There you'll find two swimming pools along with a wading pool. More information can be found at www.westportct.gov.
After you've had your fill of swimming, catch the sounds of "Locomotion" next door at Splash at the Inn at Longshore. Music starts at 4 p.m. Call 203-454-7798 for more information.