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Avery Point Light

Groton, CT
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Groton
Type: Lighthouses
Description: Attractively styled lighthouse which was in operation from 1944 to 1967.
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Concord, New Hampshire
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73 reviews 73 reviews
42 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The whole setting at the Avery Point Light is picturesque. The ocean side walk provides great views of the ocean and the New London shoreline across the water. The park itself is nice but the lighthouse is SUPERB. It looks like it was just built yesterday and is in fabulous condition. You must take a chance to visit this light... More

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Great views. Walk along brick walkway, cool breeze. Sit on bench under large shade tree up on point. Wow!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Avery Point is a nice place in the UCONN campus. It's right by the water, it's scenic and the little walkway to the lighthouse is really nice. Makes it a romantic place to go to and hang out by the water. It's a very beautiful and scenic place and sunsets in the evening is a must see.

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Naples, Florida
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288 reviews 288 reviews
75 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Take a balmy sunny Saturday afternoon. Add in sailboats off in the distance. Add in rocky, craggy cliffs. Top off with a historic lighthouse. You now have Avery Point. Plenty of photo opportunities.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were in the area and luckily found our way to Avery Point. Lovely sunset experience watching a submarine and tug slide into the Thames from Long Island Sound. Ferry also came in. I was wishing I had a plate-lunch dinner from Aloha Teriyaki Grill, which we passed on the way to the point, so I'll be back to enjoy... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

We went here for a wedding and reception. The grounds are beautiful, the location perfect. This property has very interesting history and has very beautiful buildings. Worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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