Lover's leap

EASY 32 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
21 days ago

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1 month ago

Great view with easy access to the overlook.

1 month ago

hiking
2 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.

hiking
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8 months ago

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

walking
9 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
11 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
Thursday, June 16, 2016

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!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Okay for beginners. Easy

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

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

Thursday, May 12, 2016