Lover's leap

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Lover's leap is a 0.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near New Milford, CT that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, birding, and fishing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

0.4 miles 97 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

river

views

A quick hike right off the road. Trails through the park will lead the walker through centuries of land-use history. Heading northeast from the parking lot the trail utilizes the 1895 Berlin Iron Bridge, one of five remaining in Connecticut, to cross the Housatonic River. Across the bridge the Lovers Leap Trail heads southeast 1,200 feet to the rock formation that gives the park its name. From here, tradition has it, that the Pootatuck Indian Chief Waramaugs daughter, Princess Lillinonah, and her lover plunged to their deaths. The Chief himself died in 1735. The view to the south overlooks a now submerged Goodyear Island named for an early fur trader from Derby who came there to trade with the established Indian Community. Industrial era ruins still exist near the water on the northwest section of the park. Other ruins have been located on the accompanying map.

1 month ago

Take the Blue Trail up the Hill, you will be rewarded with a terrific view.

walking
2 months ago

It has pretty views and relaxing stroll. I wasn't able to take the off trails, which made the hike very short.

hiking
5 months ago

Great pretty trail. I loved the views and my dog enjoyed a little swim in the lake off one of the trails. Can be a workout if you choose the right trail to follow.

hiking
5 months ago

This is a very cool place! Walked the blue trail which was easy but had awesome views! Saw some deer on the path which was cool. Kids will love it however very steep embankments!

5 months ago

Okay for beginners. Easy

6 months ago

6 months ago

This hike is not a hike for advanced hikers. It is meant for family's and cute dates. Nice place, but for avid hikers don't waste your time

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Very family friendly place to hike. Very cool scenic views. No complaints from the kids or dogs.

hiking
7 months ago

Skys the limit challenge brought me here. OK hike to the Scenic Vista leaves were very slippery and the view was cool. Hit up a few geocaches along the way. Not too much to bring me all the way back out here again but worth the check out if your in the area.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

This is a VERY family friendly hike. easy terrain, little incline in most spots. Trailhead parking is ample and free, and has a compost toilet that honestly is the cleanest i have ever seen hiking across the country at big and small trails. The first thing you encounter steps from the parking lot at the trailhead is a list of signs telling stories of the trail and the bridge - cool read and educational. Then comes a totally cool red iron bridge. Photo worthy for sure, with bright green water running beneath it. . Great path, forest views and a great view a the top of the Housatonic river and CT countryside. Lots of space at top to have lunch or a snack. Main trail is very well marked with blazes on trees. However beware there is a network of tiny little trails that wind off of the main trails that are hardly marked at all and very confusing. Saw the chimney from the burnt down house and a piece of the castle. Great fall family hike, not too long not too strenuous, no complaints from the kiddies.

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Very easy hike, but a few ruins of various structures as well as views of the river.

1 year ago