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Avery Point Light

Groton, CT
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Ranked #3 of 16 attractions in Groton
Type: Lighthouses
Description: Attractively styled lighthouse which was in operation from 1944 to 1967.
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

My cousin was married at this location and it was absolutely beautiful. The inside of the mansion is as beautiful as the outside. Excellent location for a wedding. Also a great spot to just stop by and walk along the waterfront.

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Budd Lake NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The grounds of the University of Connecticut are beautiful. At sunset you can get a great view of the Thames river opening up to the Long Island Sound

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Set on the Avery Point penisula, this light has been a beacon of hope for many vessels searching for the river entrance to New London and Groton. Its simple architectural style sets it apart from other light along the coast, but still positions it as one of the critical landmarks fof New England naval history. On the UConn campus and... More

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Mystic, Connecticut
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17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is one of my favorite spots in the area. It sits at the mouth of the Thames River as it spills into the Long Island Sound, part of the University of Connecticut. Avery Point is a beautiful campus that is home to the Avery Point Light. The Morton Plant Mansion sits right next to it and is also gorgeous.... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The Avery Point Lighthouse itself is not much to look at, but the walk around the point is a very nice one. Bring your binoculars to get a good look at the New London Ledge and Harbor lighthouses. Binoculars also help for birding - we saw Brant Geese, a small hawk and some Common Loons off in the distance.

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Groton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Beautiful place! The lighthouse itself isn't too big, but still nice. Nice place to go for a walk along the brick path that they have there. If you enjoy water, lighthouses, sailboats, and sunsets this is a good place for all that :) There's even a mansion on sight!

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Paterson, New Jersey
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Thanks to a friend & fellow TA contributor, I made this a stop on my way to R.I. I love visiting lighthouses & this one was well worth stopping for. As mentioned it's on the UConn-Groton campus & is open to the public. It's best to park in Parking lot A which is on your right as you enter the... More

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Fenton, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I had a beautiful walk around the grounds of the U of Conn branch campus on a perfect summer day. There were people picnicking, enjoying the sculptures that are along the pathway, admiring the lighthouse (and the other ones that are visible), and the most exciting part was seeing a submarine head out to sea. The mansion on site is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

On the approach through the Groton UConn campus, one passes outdoor sculptures. There are some parking space near them. From this area, one gets a view of the New London Ledge Lighthouse and a distant but unobstructed view of New London Harbor Lighthouse on Pequot Avenue in New London which is privately owned and therefore inaccessible and is obstructed from... More

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Groton, Connecticut
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Avery Pt. is located on the U Conn. branch campus in Groton. The Coast guard also has a building for studies as well as Project oceanology.Visitor's can take a boat tour of the light houses on Long Island and Fisher's Island sound. There is a beautiful view along the brick path way that leads to Avery Pt. Light House. Finn's... More

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