While we were workamping in CT one of the full-timers at the campground told us about Bluff Point State Park. The park was close by to where she lived and was 14 miles from the campground. We actually went to the park twice.
This park features a small picnic area, hiking trails, biking trails, fishing (with a permit), swimming, Geocaching, kayaking.canoeing, and a boat launch. It sits opposite the Groton-New London airport so you can be treated to watching aircraft take off and land. It sits between Poquonnock River and Mumford Cove extending into the Long Island Sound.
Let’s Do Some Geocaching
The first time we arrived in the parking area and while deciding what trails to hike we checked the Geocache app to see if there were any Geocaches in the park and there were several. They were in an area less traveled with extensive trails.
The park is broken into 3 sections. They are the parking/main area (the smallest section of the park), the Coastal Reserve, and Natural Area Preserve. Our first trip there we decided to head to the Coastal Reserve. We wanted to find some geocaches that we saw on the app. We somehow proceeded to get ourselves lost for a few hours in all of the trails that crisscrossed. We did at least find some caches…lol. If you head into this section in the afternoon bring bug spray!!!…lol
This Time We Stay Near The Water
When we returned a second time we walked the trail closest to the water and all the way to Bluff Point. The trail is beautiful. It is about 3.5 miles to the bluff and back to the parking area. The trail is wide and we found it to be well maintained. As you walk out to the bluff there are several beaches.
There are views of the water for almost the entire trail and benches so you can sit by the water. We actually sat on one of the benches on our way back from the bluff and enjoyed a gorgeous sunset.
We would recommend visiting the park and reserve/preserve. It offers a little bit of everything: woods, water views, and a very beautiful and well-maintained trail to the bluff, as well as many other trails to explore. You and your family can easily spend a fun-filled day at this park.
Bluff Point State Park
55 Depot Rd.
Fee: No entry or parking fees
Pet-Friendly: April 1 to September 1 no dogs or horses are allowed on the beach
Date of Visit: July 2018