When the weather is warm and you want to enjoy the great outdoors, there’s nothing quite like a romantic day at the park. Cove Island Park in Stamford, Connecticut, is a beautiful recreation facility that offers numerous outdoor activities along the banks of the Long Island Sound. It’s a peaceful escape from the chaos of daily life and is perfect for a lovely afternoon with your special someone.
The Best Things to Do at Cove Island Park
Check Out the Beaches
Cove Island Park is home to two beautiful and relatively unpopulated beaches. During the warm summer months, visitors love to lounge on the beige-colored sand and swim in the refreshing Atlantic waters. The stunning rocky coastline is also great for a scenic stroll or Cove Island Park fishing.
Explore the Park by Trail
A one-mile trail loops around the perimeter of the park, so you and your loved one can stroll hand-in-hand. The trail can also be used for jogging, roller-blading, or enjoying family walks. Locals and visitors often say that the best part of the trail is taking in the sea views and listening to the breeze whip through the trees.
Enjoy a Picnic
The vast meadows at Cove Island Park are ideal for a romantic mid-day picnic. Lay out a blanket, soak in the sun, and enjoy a pre-packed meal from our inn or from the park’s food vendors. There are plenty of picnic tables located throughout the park, including at the beaches. We also recommend bringing a kite – the warm breeze makes kite flying a perfect after-picnic activity!
Immerse Yourself in Nature
Visitors are not the only ones who enjoy Cove Island Park! Many species of birds call this area their home, making it one of the best locations on Connecticut’s coast for birdwatching. If you follow the trails into the lowland habitats, you’ll find yourself in the salt marshes, which are prime habitats for waterfowl and many other waterbirds. You’ll also find a state-of-the-art nature center dedicated to Long Island Sound species. For couples who are fascinated by wildlife, this park is definitely worth a visit.
Go Ice Skating
Terry Conners Ice Rink is located within Cove Island Park and welcomes skaters all year long. The rink is also home to several professional ice skating teams including Skating Club of Southern Connecticut and the Stamford Hockey Team. Ice rentals are available in hourly increments and additional skating time is offered in the spring and summer months. It’s a great excuse to cozy up with each other and keep warm!
Book Your Stay at the Stanton House Inn!
When you’re ready to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy a relaxing escape, look no further than the Stanton House Inn. Voted the most romantic bed and breakfast in Greenwich, our historic inn is just 20 minutes away from the park and has a central location that’s convenient to many of New England’s best destinations. Take a look at our free Greenwich vacation guide for more information on local activities and start planning your trip today!
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