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Historical cove still in use today

The Wethersfield Cove has been in use since the 1600s. It was the center of trade for earlier settlers. Locals would trade onions for items the Europeans had. The warehouse... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The Wethersfield Cove has been in use since the 1600s. It was the center of trade for earlier settlers. Locals would trade onions for items the Europeans had. The warehouse building was built in the 1600s and was used as a storage to hold supplies for trade. Today the cove offers picnic areas and a boat launch into the Connecticut... More 

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Excellent place for boaters and those looking to picnic or take photos. The old barn is open to tour an accepts donations. When it rains heavy and for some time, the flooding is severe here.

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Wethersfield, CT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A few people feeding ducks, greese, and sea gulls, maybe someone fishing. There are afew picnic tables on the grass near the old warehouse.

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Bay Village, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

This is the site of the first landing of Europeans in Connecticut and the beginning of Wethersfield. It is also a lovely outdoor space. I saw it on a great summer day, but I am told that it is also beautiful in the other seasons.

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Wethersfield Cove is the perfect place to picnic or put in your kayak or both! There is also a wealth of history surrounding this quiet little cove that dates back to the 1600 and the early settlers! There are tours (seasonal) of the old mechant barn that is still situated right at the edge of the cove, some folks... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

You can take a very decent walk along sidewalks from the cove through Old Wethersfield to the Broad Street Green (any passerby can give easy directions) and back. This is a 2 or 3 mile stroll depending on whether you do the one-mile circuit of the historic Green itself. On the way you will pass many historic buildings typical of... More 

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Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Boats can access the CT river from here, and it provides a scenic view during a walk through town. The old Onion Barn is here, and a volunteer might tell you everything about the seed and flax trade through this once booming port for a town founded over 3 centuries ago.

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Newington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The beach here is good. The area around is great. The water looks great. It is overall a cove. X rating 4.5

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Took the dog here for a walk. Very nice walk, relaxing picnic area to watch the river and ferry. Saton the bench for a while with the dog, very nice. Can get very hot in the middle of the day- no shade on part of the dirt road walk.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Ok it's got some historical value, less polluted than it was in the 70's and mdc has stopped dumping sewage in it so that's an improvement. What else can you say about the cove. Not much.

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