The large stone pavilion, diverse trail systems, and gently sloping beach make this park ideal for families. Try crabbing or fishing. Look for hawks, cranes, and herons. Rocky Neck provides something for all members of the family.

Best beach in Connecticut by far. Peaceful trails and very easy.

Little bit wet after rain the night before. Good views of the sound. Free in the winter.

Easy trail , clearly marked , great views , little elevation and beach

A really good trail for families. I have a 14, 11, and 8 year old and they loved it. It is mostly flat and spends about 80% of the time in the woods. The other part is at the half way point at the beach/pavilion area. It was a very crowded beach day and I was the only person with a hiking bag. They have picnic tables at the beach area so we were able to have snacks/lunch there. We saw only one person in the wooded area but a TON of people at the beach area.

An easy loop trail with good views and an enjoyable hike.

This hike had lots of different trails, things to see, easy directions, and parking.

Nice. easy side of moderate. would have been a little bored but we took the gold trail for a rockier path and better views. the old pavilion was really neat and enjoyed climbing on the jette at the beach. a little humid and 79 degress.

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Nice hike. there are multiple colored trails to follow to make it a little longer.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Great trail! Didn't think I would like it because it is sort of short but there is a lot to see, the beach is great and the view is awesome!

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017

This was a fantastic ride. Beautiful scenery, great trails, and the surrounding area off the trails were very nice. Nice homes along the coastline.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Monday, October 17, 2016

Really nice views of the river and water. From the trail head by Divine Wines, keep heading right on the trails so you can hug the river. There are a few unmarked trails that veer off of the trail that runs parallel that never stray far from the main trail, and they are well-traveled, providing very nice views. Take a detour from the loop in the fall and walk along the beach boardwalk (to get back to the loop, head straight through the parking lot when you go under the wooden walking bridge under the stone bridge, stay to the right of the lot to hook up with the trail through a marsh (beautiful, entrance can be found near picnic tables). Alternatively, go straight to the paved road at the far end of the lot and take a right, which will bring you back to the loop.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

The trailhead is actually across the street from Divine Wine and Camp Niantic. Easy walking, pretty views. Must be spectacular in the winter after all the leaves are down. As a lifelong Point O' Woods vacationer I just wanted to find what is on the other side of the Four Mile River cove. I found it! I never realized Rocky Neck was so close. The Pavilion is beautiful, like a Gillettes Castle. Would like to explore that. Downside was the horseflies, they were vicious.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

its great for nature watching but not very challenging as a hiker

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Not at all a "moderate" hike - it's easy peasy. It's good if you like bird watching, but as a hike it's a little dull (and short, if you do the 2.3 mile hike on the map here).

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Have been living in the area for about a year now and finally was able to go out and hike through Rocky Neck State Park. Great all around hike with trails running through the woods, over train tracks and along the ocean. Just remember the closer you get towards the ocean the wind will really pick up and bring a chill. If you ever find a hula hoop floating near the shore, most likely belongs to my friend Katie. She had it roll into the ocean but it was a beautiful moment of letting go of things we cannot control. Got a little 10 minute jog in at the end as well on the cement loop. Great place for a run with peaceful, scenic views.

11 months ago

Thursday, December 21, 2017

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