Hike Coventry, CT

(Part of Tolland County)

If you’re looking for the best hiking trails in Coventry this is the complete guide to all the long trails, waterfalls, and history it has to offer.



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Town Parks

  • Creaser Park★★– 2 miles – Simple trail loops, fishing along Skungamaug River, camp cabins, a rentable pavilion, and a 9 hole disc golf course
  • Lisike Beach – Small beach on Coventry Lake.
    • Resident season pass: $10 per vehicle.
    • Non-resident passes available: $10 weekdays, $20 weekend.
  • Mill Brook Park ★★– 0.35 miles – A beautiful postage stamp of a park with a gazebo, mill view, and book trail
  • Patriots Park — Small park with a small beach on Coventry Lake
  • Patriots Park Woods★– 0.8 miles – A forgotten town trail that is not worth hiking (unless it has been improved since Spring 2018)
  • Riverview Trail Park ★– 0.66 miles – A short out and back trail along the Willimantic River part of the Willimantic River Trail
  • Thornton Brook Preserve–1 mile – An unmaintained loop hike at last visit with confusing trails and blazes
  • William Hunt PreserveProposed 1 mile trail in 2023
  • Williams Preserve★★– 2 miles – Coventry’s newest town park in 2018, trails here head down to the Willimantic River and connect to Joshua’s Trust Couch Preserve

Land Trust

  • Joshua’s Trust
    • Couch Preserve★★– .6 miles – A simple lollipop loop that connects to Coventry’s new Williams Preserve
    • Broadway Meadow★– No trails – Two small meadows offer a brief walk along their perimeter next to a subdivision

State Parks / Forests

  • DEEP Meadow –★– No trails – A small meadow maintained by the state along the Willimantic River (Parking Link)
  • Hop River Trail – The current southern terminus is in Coventry on Kings Rd and continues through town for at least 4 miles
  • Nathan Hale State Forest★★★★– 12 miles – Confusing but excellent trails and mountain bike singletrack that start behind the Nathan Hale Homestead 



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Coventry was first settled in 1709.  It was named from Coventry in Warwickshire, England. It was officially incorporated in May 1712 making it the 46th oldest town in Connecticut.


Now get out and explore Coventry, CT!

Coventry Lake Boat Launch


30 Cross Street, Coventry, CT, USA

Coventry Lake Boat Launch Connecticut State Boat Launch 1 acre in Coventry, CT Parking: Medium sized lot near 30 Cross St, Coventry, CT Trail Map     …

Laidlaw Recreation Area


999 Merrow Rd, Coventry, CT, USA

Laidlaw Recreation Area Coventry Town Park 43 acres in Coventry, CT Parking: Medium sized lot near 999 Merrow Rd, Coventry, CT Trail Map         …

Schmid Overlook


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Schmid Overlook Joshua’s Trust 20 acres in Coventry, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 88 Flanders Road, Coventry, CT Trail Map         Trails: 0.6 miles   …

Mill Brook Park


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Mill Brook Park Coventry Town Park 8 acres in Coventry, CT Parking: Small lot near 1265 Main St, Coventry, CT Trail Map           Trails:…

Riverview Trail Park


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Riverview Trail Park Coventry Town Park 10 acres in Coventry, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 13 Merrow Rd, Storrs, CT Trail Map         Trails: Less…

Couch Preserve


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Elizabeth Couch Preserve Joshua’s Trust 17.7 acres in Coventry, CT Parking: Shoulder parking near 100 Cooper Lane, Coventry, CT Trail Map         Trails: Less than…

Williams Preserve


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Williams Preserve Coventry Town Park 55 acres in Coventry, CT Parking: Small pull-off near 179 Cooper Ln Coventry, CT Trail Map          Trails: 2…

Patriots Park Woods


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Patriots Park Woods Coventry Town Park About 65 acres in Coventry, CT Parking: Large lot at the boat launch 357 Shore Dr, Coventry, CT Trail Map      …

Thornton Brook Preserve


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Thornton Brook Preserve Coventry Town Park 63 acres in Coventry, CT Parking: Space for 2-3 cars near 475 Pucker St Coventry, CT Trail Map       …

Nathan Hale State Forest


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Nathan Hale State Forest Connecticut State Forest 1,529 acres in Coventry, CT Parking: Large lot at 2299 South St, Coventry, CT Trail Map        Trails: 12…