Explore the most popular beach trails in Connecticut with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 month ago

I love this trail! It feels like a moderate hike to me with outstanding views of the lake. It's well marked and there are a number of options to take. Park in the boat launch area if you don't want to pay.

hiking
1 month ago

Scenic Walk along the beach, there is ample parking in December. I'm not sure the same would be true in the summer.

hiking
1 month ago

It’s a great easy hike for a family. Most of the trail is pretty wide and impossible to get lost on. The lake the the trail surrounds is beautiful from any point of the trail. There are a few places where the trail is very rocky, but nothing my 3 kids under 9 can’t handle.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice loop. We did it counterclockwise. There are many bridges as we followed a stream. The trail was wet with some muddy sections. The are many rocks and roots. Good footwear is advised.

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

Really nice park, expect it to be very busy on nice weather days and long weekends in the summer months

mountain biking
2 months ago

WMF is a very fun place with lots of variety, and I do a lot of trail running there. As far as mtn biking it is boring, but for a beginner it’s excellent. If you are looking for something remotely challenging WMF is not the place!

Most of the trails are carriage roads that you can drive a car on. There are some good inclines to work on your climbing skills, but that’s about it. There are no technical downhills or much of anything challenging. Plus, many of the trails, unless you know the less populated ones, can be very crowded on weekends. To that, many of the dog owners are very disrespectful and don’t abide by the leash laws (for the record, I am a dog owner!). When one points out that they are breaking the rules most get their hackles up and underwear in a bunch.

If you want a challenge head over to the Mattituck Trail by the Thomaston Dam. It’s quiet, unpopulated, a very challenging!

hiking
2 months ago

This is a pretty easy hike with some pretty waterfalls on the way to a public lake. I thought it was beautiful and we even saw a beautiful woodpecker on the way!

very well marked. this is my goto trail.

one of my favorite parks along New England waterways. It's a great place for people of all skill levels older people kids. you can bring out Pets but you got to keep them on a leash. there's also great places for photos during sunrise and sunset.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail... scenic

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

Not much elevation gain but don’t be fooled. This trail is very rugged in parts. The western side is more interesting and has a number of campgrounds you can explore. At the north end and on the east side you can hear the traffic from 84.

Great hike! Definitely will do it again.

hiking
2 months ago

Wow, this hike was absolutely beautiful and amazing!!!! what an awesome place to enjoy an island, sand, shells, nature, pigeons, Sea gulls and other creatures, the ocean and an absolutely magical ocean boardwalk. Only down fall is your timing has to be perfect in order to walk across the ocean to Charles island and back before the tide comes in again Only thing I can say is can't wait to go back!

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!

on Niantic Boardwalk

walking
2 months ago

Beautiful here!! Summer makes it busy, like any other, but worth the ocean scenic route, especially when walking!

walking
2 months ago

I come here often and enjoy it. It is easy, but the scenery views are beautiful, especially when walking along the water. I also have incorporated rock climbing. When you find the right ones you can climb!! Also, there are trails that connect to Haley Brook Farm/Mumford Cove, so it makes it a much longer walk! You just need to know your way around, but markers are easy to follow and read!

Beautiful place to take a long hike

hiking
2 months ago

Had a great hike around the pond on a beautiful foliage day!! Our older legs got a good workout on the up and down parts, but there are plenty of smoother parts too. Was lovely to always have the sparkling pond in view. Pond was rather low, so the falls were not heavy, so we’ll have to return in the spring. A+++++

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