Stamford, Connecticut’s Cove Island Park is one of my favorite local escapes – especially during the fall, winter and spring. A long run is a joy on a brisk fall day. A snow-covered beach (while not for everyone) is a spectacular sight. And the debut of spring’s first blooms is a welcome reminder that warmer, sunnier days are ahead.
Just a few miles from our apartment in Downtown Stamford, Cove Island Park is close enough for a quick visit and offers a complete change of scenery – much needed after a long day in front of the computer.
With pups in tow, I headed to Cove Island Park on one of the first warm days of the year. We (yes, I’m speaking on behalf of my dogs) were thrilled to see so many blossoms on the trees.
My level of joy may sound silly to people who live in a warmer climate but for New Englanders, spring’s first blooms are a cause for celebration!
Do you happen to know the name of the white flowers, pictured? If so, please let me know by leaving a comment!
Interested in visiting Cove Island Park? From May 1st through September 30th, non-residents (or residents who don’t have a beach pass) are charged an entry fee, which I believe is $20.00 per car. From October 1st through April 30th anyone is welcome, and quite frankly, it’s a much more enjoyable time to visit since it’s considerably less crowded.
More information about the park can be found at this link.