Get lost in the colorful gardens and sprawling estate at Harkness Memorial State Park before a picnic and walk on the beach, all without paying for parking or a beach pass. Stroll over to Waterford beach for the Waterford Beach Summer Concert Series from June to August and enjoy concerts on the grounds of Waterford beach with food, fun, and games for the family.
Boasting more than 23 miles of hiking trails throughout the town, along with five town beaches and two state parks, Waterford offers unique outdoor experiences. For a day on the water there are convenient boat launches and kayaking/paddle boarding spots from the state pier at Mago Point. Or get a bite to eat and watch the boats go by at one of the waterfront restaurants along the mouth of the Niantic River.