Lovers Leap State Park, New Milford

4.7
#4 of 27 in Trails in Connecticut
Water Body · Hidden Gem · State Park
Lovers Leap State Park is a public recreation area on the Housatonic River in the town of New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut. The state park's 127 acres (51 ha) straddle the Housatonic Gorge near the intersection of Connecticut Route 67 and Connecticut Route 202. The park offers hiking to scenic and historic locations and is managed by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

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  • Park is free. Short walk to large iron bridge. after crossing the bridge bare right to top of trail to see the view of the lake. The trail to the top is uphill all the way, Rocky, not difficult but...  more »
  • Old iron bridge at the entrance that you cross to get into the park. Short walk to a legendary vista over the Housatonic River and Lake Lllinonah. Trails pass by historical home foundations and....  more »
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  • Don't bring your dogs there and wear really tough shoes. There is broken glass all over the paths. It is very dangerous to doggie feet! It looks like people are partying there and smashing their bottles. The vegetation is very tall in the picnic area too. It's a shame. We hadn't been there in a while. Won't be going back any time soon.
  • A beautiful place to hike, take in the views or enjoy a picnic lunch. Hiking trails are blazed so you know where you're going. Some of the hills are rather strenuous if you don't hike a lot while other areas not so much. There are some great areas to get some beautiful pictures but some are also very dangerous. Know your abilities, be safe, don't do anything foolish and you'll enjoy your time here.

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