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Avery Point Light

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A nice walk around Avery Point. There are nice sculptures to look at. Locals go and fish there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PMT138
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Havelock, North Carolina
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Picturesque an sweeping views from this Avery point

I came to see the Avery lighthouse but not expecting this amazing building that looked like a... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2018
martyC5001NS
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Seattle, Washington
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Attractively styled lighthouse which was in operation from 1944 to 1967.
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1084 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT 06340-6061
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+1 860-405-9262
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice walk around Avery Point. There are nice sculptures to look at. Locals go and fish there. You can get a good view of the Ledge Lighthouse. Just bring a chair/blanket/food & drinks and watch the sunset.

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Reviewed June 29, 2018

I came to see the Avery lighthouse but not expecting this amazing building that looked like a castle. Then realizing it was on the university of Connecticut campus. The day was glorious and you could see a good Distance to the New London Ledge and...More

2  Thank martyC5001NS
Reviewed June 26, 2018

You can't tour the light, or at least we didn't because we didn't think so. On the grounds of the University of Connecticut at Avery Point and it's so beautiful. The grounds are gorgeous, but the views!! You can see so much and I swear...More

1  Thank Pamela B
Reviewed June 20, 2018

I love walking here and stopping along my route to sit and just be. Some times I bring along a pocket journal to write my thoughts. Other times I practice yoga. Beautiful views inspire contemplation and serenity.

Thank Judy D
Reviewed June 4, 2018

Part of one of the UConn campus's, beautiful view of the ocean, great place to walk or picnic. Art work as well

Thank jojobebe2
Reviewed April 24, 2018

The UCONN Avery Point campus has wonderfully preserved historic buildings and offers great views looking out into the ocean.

Thank Alan S
Reviewed March 22, 2018

This is a non-working lighthouse BUT it has been restored & is in a beautiful setting by the water. The grounds around Avery Point are lovely, too!! Take your lawn chairs & sit on the grass by the water & gaze out over Long Island...More

2  Thank Charles and Jan... K
Reviewed January 25, 2018

If you have some time in Groton and have to visit the UConn Avery Point Campus it is worth it to see the coastal scenery of CT. There is a nice path that wraps around the school The building itself is beautiful too!

1  Thank Jackie B
Reviewed November 17, 2017

This point on Long Island Sound is so easy to get to but many miss it. Only a couple of miles south of downtown Groton. Two good lighthouses to see!

Thank Epicurious992015
Reviewed November 10, 2017

You can only see the outside of the light house. Last year U-Conn instituted pay to park. You can access Avery point every other hour with the local bus system. The more interesting building is the Avery Point Mansion in the picture provided.

2  Thank Mark M
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