Cove Island Park Loop Trail

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Cove Island Park

Cove Island Park Loop Trail is a 1.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cos Cob, Connecticut that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, bird watching, and fishing and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 1.1 miles Elevation Gain: 3 feet Route Type: Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

fishing

nature trips

walking

bird watching

beach

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

fee

no dogs

Note: There is a parking fee to access this trail.

hiking
1 month ago

It’s such a pretty place, great to watch the sunset. It’s more “taking a walking” than hiking tho. Nice for resting, ride a bike or just enjoying the beach.

walking
2 months ago

We definitely do not count this as a "hike" by any means, but it's a gorgeous walk with a small variety of sound coastline types. The parking fee is a drag, but we mainly come in the off season anyway, when it's free - and dogs are allowed!

walking
Sun Sep 30 2018

You need a Stamford parking permit from 1 May through 30 September. Or else it’s $25 to park. Which is kinda expensive to go for a late September walk. You can walk in for free, but most street parking nearby is permit only. Chelsea Piers is about 1/2 mile away and has free parking. But you need to endure the walk through a slightly skanky neighborhood. It’s a decent walk. Nice water views. Mostly paved trails. Separate lanes for foot power vs wheel power, plus a special lane for littles on wheels. I’m sure I would enjoy it more sans the parking fee.

Wed Mar 28 2018

Nice

Mon Mar 26 2018

Crowded during summer but overall a nice trail. Family friendly

Mon Nov 13 2017

Simple,enjoyable loop by the sound. Great sites,clean, & an outdoor Fitness center that looks new for a bonus workout!

Wed Aug 23 2017

Not much to write home about. Just a paved trail through a harbor. You can see Long Island across the way.

walking
Wed Jun 14 2017

This is a flat paved 1 mile long loop alongside a beach park. Beautiful views of the Long Island sound. Good for a (very) short walk with the kids, but definitely not for hiking or biking.

scenic driving
Wed Jan 07 2015

Scenic route along the Connecticut coast with lots of beach access, and good seafood in the small towns along the way.

scenic driving
Thu May 16 2013

From big cities to beach towns to country to historic Mystic. You could spend 4 hours or 4 months on this drive. I have done this drive many times and would still go again.

Thu Apr 20 2006

not a bad paddle. in the summer will be a pain crossing the channel but overall 4 stars

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