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East Rock Park

Cold Spring and Orange Sts, New Haven, CT 06510
203 946 6086
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Ranked #9 of 31 Attractions in New Haven
Type: Parks
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New Haven, Connecticut
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102 reviews 102 reviews
46 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I live just a couple miles from this park, so I go occasionally for the view and pleasant atmosphere. And it feels safe here, unlike West Rock Park which has thug-like persons hanging out.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

East Rock is one the largest city parks in New Haven. It is located off Exit 6 in the Cedar Hill neighborhood. As a local I have enjoyed East Rock Park for its many trails, that either go to the top of the rock, Rice Field (Baseball field), or to the Eli Whitney Museum. The Park offers basketball courts, a... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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87 reviews 87 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

You'll enjoy the open spaces, trees, views of East Rock, and trails to the Eli Whitney Museum along the river. By the river, you might see a great blue heron, a night heron, a Baltimore oriole, ducks or swans. Stay on the trails, tho, because some of that pretty greenery is poison ivy.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Our daughter had been cooped up in the car all day so we stopped here for a rest stop. Nice, up-to-date playground, swings, and plenty of room to run around. They have bathroom facilities too.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

East Rock park is located at the top of East Rock an outcropping situated over New Haven, CT. A well paved winding road leads to the top where there are numerous grills for barbecue. The observation deck overlooks New Haven and on clear days Long Island can be seen in the distance.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Nice views of New Haven. Cute spot for a picnic. Joggers, bikers and other people were strolling around. Enjoyable couple of hours.

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Harbor Springs, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We took a drive up to East Rock on a sunny, cool, spring day. Convenient to the city but a whole different world. Lovely views, great hiking trail options, ample places for picnics, lounging, etc. and interesting history.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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33 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

The greatest attraction of East Rock Park is the last week in April and the first 2 weeks in May when thousands of Neo-Tropical Migrants (warblers and their kin) pass through. The Park has been given IBA (Important Birding Area) status by the Am Audubon Society. It also has wonderful hiking trails, baseball fields, a monument on top and wonderful... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I love going here during fall when the leaves are yellow, red, brown, and green. I walk here and go all the way to the top and just sit there watching the view and relaxing my mind. Its a place where you get away from all the headaches and busy work life and just zone out in the morning fall... More

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Branford, Connecticut
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5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Honestly, not a lot to do here but enjoy the great view, on a clear day. Drive to the top, take a stroll around the monument, enjoy the view, and you've done most of it. Seems to attract motorcyclists, which is not an all together bad thing at all, but it can get loud.

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