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

If you are in New Haven you must go to the top of East Rock Park The view is amazing! If you are not up to climbing the Giant Steps then take your car or walk on the paths.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
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New Haven, Connecticut
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New Haven, Connecticut
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

If you are in New Haven you must go to the top of East Rock Park The view is amazing! If you are not up to climbing the Giant Steps then take your car or walk on the paths.

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Thank Cordalie
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This park offers a great view of New Haven, some decent trails, and some fields for sport activities. Not enjoyable if you aren't into going up/down hills, because thats practically all East Rock is, but worth a drive to the top to see the view of the city. The trails are maintained well, and I have never had problems with... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Great park in the middle of town...beautiful views and great perspective of the surrounding areas. Interesting war monument. Trails are plentiful and surprisingly lightly used. Great way to spend an afternoon, even if raining a bit (great canopy on trails).

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West Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

I have been there with my friends during February and did snow gliding like kids, it was fun. Summer and Fall would be the best time to visit

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

An easy ride to the top has you winding through the hillside as you finally find yourself on top of this massive rock with amazing views of New Haven and the harbor.There is a large statue to the veterans of the civil war which is interesting but perhaps pales to the view. A great way to get an overview of... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

A walk to the top of East Rock, will give out the most amazing view of the city of New Haven. This park has a lot of trails to walk or run thru. It has small bridges and spots to take excellent pictures, especially during the Fall.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

As a first-time visitor to New Haven. East Rock was refreshing, thus, I am sure as the fall comes in the place will be breathing taking. If you enjoy nature East Rock Park will be a nice place to hang out alone or with friends.

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Thank PLF817
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170 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Well worth a trip on your visit to New Haven. You can walk up to the top, or drive. There is a monument at the top and a great view. Bring your morning coffee or a lunch picnic...enjoy!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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106 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Provides neat panoramic views of New Haven from the top. Can get pretty dirty in the summer, I prefer Sleeping Giant park in Hamden for hiking.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

East Rock park is a free city park atop about a 300" mount. There is parking at the top where you can look out over the city of New Haven and over to West Rock Park. A glacier cut a path through what is now New Haven and formed both East & West Rock. There is picnicking and hiking trails... More 

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