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Address: Cold Spring and Orange Sts, New Haven, CT 06510
Phone Number: 203 946 6086

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Great view, great for runners

I absolutely LOVE running up East Rock Park. Not only is the trail going up it incredible, but once you reach the top you have an amazing view of the city. You can also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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New Haven, Connecticut
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New Haven, Connecticut
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I absolutely LOVE running up East Rock Park. Not only is the trail going up it incredible, but once you reach the top you have an amazing view of the city. You can also hike/bike/walk up there. It's also good because there is always a lot of movement in the area. You're usually never alone going up, especially during weekends.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We went to this park for an all-day family reunion. The part has lots of swings and playground equipment for kids to play. There is also a softball field and lots of lawn to play soccer – though you'll have to improvise the goals. There is a really great hike (the rock "staircase" is quite steep but there are bannisters!)... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great place for a walk, hike, run, or bike ride. Nice view from the top over the city, especially for sunrise/sunsets

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We always bring our out of state visitors here. it is a windy drive up the mountain with lots of scenery. When you get to the top of the rock you are treated to a spectacular view of the city and Long Island Sound. It is usually busy at the top with lots of cameras flashing. Go on a good... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Nice place with gorgeous view of the city. Great place for hiking, day time and night time are both okay to visit. At night, watch the city light on the top of the hill just feel so good!

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Nice hiking and wonderful panoramic photo for identifying landmarks around the city. You can also drive to the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

You can see the entire city and even further. But on winter can be very chilly. The perspective is very different depending on the season.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

...or the road and the steps! Read about the monument and the features of New Haven - it's got an excellent atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

A cold walk in December but well worth the sight! You can see for miles at the summit in addition to a beautiful statue at the top. The beat time to go would be the beginning of fall when leaves start to change but before it gets too cold.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is a large park that has a playground, picnic areas, and hiking trail to the top of East Rock. Hiking in the fall is beautiful with all the fall foliage and the views from the top are amazing. You can also drive to the top, where there are more picnic tables and a historical tower/monument.

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