Lover's leap

EASY 38 reviews
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Lover's leap is a 0.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near New Milford, Connecticut 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.

DISTANCE
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
72 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

walking
1 month ago

Great little trail..beginning is unique by crossing over one of 4 iron bridges that still exist in Connecticut. There are also other hiking options in the park with several other trails

1 month ago

2 months ago

They are crazy rating this easy. The hill you have to climb both directions is anything but.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
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3 months ago

Blue trail offered great views however, this was a extremely easy hike- not for avid hikers.

walking
4 months ago

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4 months ago

Great view with easy access to the overlook.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Relatively short and easy terrain. The history behind this location is also a plus. There is a nice parking lot so you should have no problem finding a place to park. There's also one bathroom which is convenient, not the cleanest when I was there but it will suffice. While I was there we took the blue trail which had a beautiful view overlooking the water at the top. Kid and pet friendly. You can go fishing as well.

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11 months ago

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

walking
Monday, September 05, 2016

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