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Cove Island Park, Stamford
Cove Island Park, Stamford
Cove Island Park has it all including developed recreation facilities such as a 1-mile loop walking/running trail, children’s play area, a roller blade/cycling path and expansive lawn areas for kite-flying. There are two sandy beaches, a small salt marsh, intertidal mudflats and the estuarine embayments of Holly Pond and the Cove River that provide opportunities for birders to observe water birds. Rocky shoreline areas offer a place for anglers to hook that " big one" and a small bluff offers an excellent viewpoint for those looking for a place view the Sound while strolling along this first-rate shoreline park. Detailed descriptions of the site’s coastal resources are provided along the Park’s recently completed Long Island Sound interpretive trail. A state-of-the art nature center with displays on Long Island Sound can also be found at the Park. Be sure to consult City's website listed below for required passes/fees to enter park. Non-resident daily and seasonal passes to the Park can now be purchased at the park gate from 10 am to 6 pm daily. Passes can also be purchased at the cashier's office in the Stamford Government Center building, 888 Washington Boulevard, Stamford. For those wishing to visit the site by bus, CT Transit stops at this Park.

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 Location
View interactive map of Cove Island Park Cove Road
Stamford, Connecticut
 Fees
Yes. Contact Town of Stamford for fee schedule.
 Directions
From the East: Take I-95 South. Take the US-1 exit which is exit 9 to Route 106/Glenbrook and continue 0.30 miles. Turn left onto East Main Street/US-1/Boston Post Road and continue 0.31 miles. Turn right onto Weed Avenue until Weed Avenue dead ends into Cove Road. The park will be located on your right.
address
From the West: Take I-95 North. Take exit 9 to US-1/Route 106/Glenbrook and continue 0.21 miles. Turn right onto Seaside Avenue and continue 0.64 miles. Turn left onto Cove Road and follow it to the end.
 Parking
Parking Lot
 Accessibility
Parts of the site offering views of the water are wheelchair accessible. Some facilities/uses listed may not be fully accessible to the mobility-impaired.
 Site Contact Information
Website -Town of Stamford
Address -CT Government Center, 888 Washington Boulevard.
 Facilities
Access PierAccess Pier
Food ConcessionFood Concession
Handicapped AccessHandicapped Access
Nature CenterNature Center
Picnic AreaPicnic Area
Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)
 Activities
Bird and WildlifeBird and Wildlife
CrabbingCrabbing
FishingFishing
Historic, Cultural InterestHistoric, Cultural Interest
Supervised SwimmingSupervised Swimming
Unsupervised SwimmingUnsupervised Swimming
TrailsTrails
 Environment
Bluff, EscarpmentBluff, Escarpment
Fronting Long Island SoundFronting Long Island Sound
Sandy BeachSandy Beach
Tidal WetlandTidal Wetland

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