Coventry

Hike Coventry, CT

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

Coventry Open Space Plan 2010

Town Parks

  • Creaser Park★★— 2 miles — Simple trail loops, fishing along Skungamaug River, camp cabins, a rentable pavilion, and a planned 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
  • 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

  • Coventry Lake Boat Launch (Parking Link) — Public access to 373 acre Coventry Lake for boating
  • 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 

Other

  • Nathan Hale Greenway (proposed trail map)
  • Willimantic River Hiking Trail — The trail clips the northeast corner of Coventry at Riverview Trail Park and a short road walk before heading into Tolland
  • Willimantic River Paddlers Trail
    • No boat launches in Coventry though the town’s western border is basically the river. Nearby boat launches include Heron Cove, Merrow Meadow, River Park, and Eagleville Preserve

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: 0.35… Read more…

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 than… Read more…

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 a mile … Read more…

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 miles     … Read more…

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     … Read more…

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 No Official Trail Map.   Trails: 12 miles … Read more…

Creaser Park

★★☆☆☆

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Creaser Park Coventry Town Park 57 acres in Coventry, CT Parking: Medium sized lot near 109 Case Rd Coventry, CT Trail Map Creaser Park has about two miles… Read more…