Getaway Guru: One-Tank Trip to Sherwood Island State Park, WestportConnecticut, the third smallest state, lends itself to easy sight seeing. With minimal time on the road, and no venue farther than a couple of hours, a return journey day trips are always a tank of gas away. One of the most beautiful, Sherwood Island State Park, promises memories that'll last a lifetime. Just 65 miles away, it's the perfect escape when nature beckons. Fall in love with these beaches as those waves carve sand art on the beach in undulating lines of red (garnet), black (magnetite) and white (quartz).