Historic Coventry is the Gateway to Northeast Connecticut’s Quiet Corner. Spread over 37 square miles of woods and old farmlands, our town of 12,500 offers historic sites, herb farms and shops, antique and specialty shops, public beaches and a state boat launch on Lake Wangumbaug, good places to eat, and several cozy bed-and-breakfast inns.
South Coventry Village, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is significant for its well-preserved houses and early industrial landscape. The buildings reflect a variety of architectural styles, including Colonial, Greek Revival, Italianate, and Queen Ann. Several buildings are adaptively reused as antique centers and specialty stores.
Patriots Park on Lake Wangumbaug provides an excellent area for recreation, with a guarded beach for swimming, a playground, a picnic area, lodge facilities, a community center, and band shell for summer concerts. The park is also the home of the Coventry Lake Water Ski Team and the UConn Women’s Crew Team. Next door is a boat launch run by the State of Connecticut. The lake is popular for fishing, boating, and water sports. Coventry also has two 18-hole public golf courses.
|Parks & Recreation||(860)742-4068|
|Resident Trooper||Town Police|
|George Hersey Robertson School||(860)742-7341|
|Captain Nathan Hale School||(860)742-7334|
|Coventry Grammar School||(860)742-7313|
|Coventry High School||(860)742-7346|