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East Rock Park

Address: Cold Spring and Orange Sts, New Haven, CT 06510
Phone Number: 203 946 6086
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Ranked #8 of 29 Attractions in New Haven
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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New York
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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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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This was our last stop during our son's admissions visit. We drove up to East Rock shortly before our departure for the airport. The views are wonderful and it's a peaceful place to walk or picnic. We'd love to visit again and stay longer. I'm sure it's gorgeous in the fall.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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