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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 55 things to do in New Haven
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Washington DC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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