127 acres in New Milford, CT
Parking: Medium lot at 178 Shortwoods Road, New Milford, CT
Trail Map Trails: 3 miles Rating: ★★★★☆
Lover’s Leap State Park has a number of trails split into three sections. There are the Old Factory Trails, the Waramaug Loop, and the Hurd Estate Trails. Each has their own sights including a castle and overlooks of Lake Lilinonah. The historic iron bridge is frequently the main attraction.
Established as a state park in 1971.
The leap of Lover’s Leap is a rock formation overlooking Lake Lilinonah where, “tradition has it, that the Pootatuck Indian Chief Waramaug’s daughter, Princess Lillinonah, and her lover plunged to their deaths.”
Peter Marteka – View From Lovers Leap State Park Like A Painting (2010)
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