Bluff Point State Park

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While visiting the area near Mystic, Connecticut, we stopped by Bluff Point State Park. The park occupies an 800 acre peninsula in the Long Island Sound. It was designated a coastal reserve in the 1970s and is one of the largest stretches of undeveloped coastline in Connecticut.


The trail to the point is wide and flat. It winds through a wooded area, where a hawk posed calmly for pictures in a nearby tree. It opens up into a windswept coastal marsh and rocky shoreline after about a mile or so.

Bluff Point State Park

Location: 55 Depot Rd, Groton, CT 06340

Designation: State Park

Date established/designated: 1974

Date of my visit: April 12, 2019

Hawk at Bluff Point
4-minute virtual hike through Bluff Point State Park courtesy of Groton Municipal Television