A hidden treasure of Connecticut…Bluff Point

Bluff Point is a Coastal Reserve that offers beautiful wooded hiking and biking trails. It is the last remaining significant piece of undeveloped land along the Connecticut coastline. Jutting out into waters of Long Island Sound in Groton this wooded peninsula encompasses over 800 acres.
Originally proposed for acquisition as a state recreation facility as early as 1914, it was not until 1963 that the western one-third of the land was purchased from Henry A. Gardiner III. State holdings include a north-south strip of the mainland, a portion of the headland bluff fronting the Sound, and the sandspit forming a beach of nearly one mile in length. Bluff Point was designated a “Coastal Reserve” by a special act of the Connecticut legislature in 1975 to establish the area “for the purpose of preserving its native ecological associations, unique faunal and floral characteristics, geological features and scenic qualities in a condition of undisturbed integrity”.
Bluff Point is a Coastal Reserve therefore access to the bluff is by foot, bike or non-motorized vehicle only. The trail to the bluff passes through wooded and open areas until the view broadens as the bluff is approached. It is truly a hidden treasure of Connecticut, check it out!
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