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East Rock Park

Cold Spring and Orange Sts, New Haven, CT 06510
203 946 6086
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Ranked #10 of 31 attractions in New Haven
Type: Parks
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Harbor Springs, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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20 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Silver Spring, Maryland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

You don't see geology like this much of anywhere. Volcanic intrusion way below the surface millions of years ago. Climb the giant steps on the south side to the top (careful for snakes in early spring), or drive up the back. All New Haven, and the Long Island Sound, stretch out before you. At the base is a fine park... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

There is really nothing special about the park. There is an OK view from the top. Not really a place that I woudl go out of my way to see.

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New Haven, CT
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

I love walking the trails and the beautiful view of New Haven. There is a family of deer I run into a couple of times a year. You can get pretty close by them before the run off. It's peaceful and beautiful. Very nice in the fall for the changing leaves.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Amazing park in a small city. Best time to come here is the fall & winter for peaceful walks/hikes....climb the giant steps trail for great views & a good workout. Park across from Rice Field to access the steps trail. People are friendly & many run on the paved/pedestrian only roadway & the trails. The trails are used frequently and... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

As a child, this place was awesome, but as an adult, it seems to be congested with locals acting as if they have never been here before. People are taking pictures in front of you, catching you in the background. No one cares. There is litter along the street and pathways. Used to be so much better. The binocs are... More

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New York City
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113 reviews 113 reviews
54 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

If you are just visiting New Haven you should check out the park cause it has a great view and a little bit of history.

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