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Avery Point Light

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Address: 1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT 06340
Phone Number: 860-405-9262
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Attractively styled lighthouse which was in operation from 1944 to 1967.

Attractively styled lighthouse which was in operation from 1944 to 1967.

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Great place to walk and look out to the sea!

The grounds of Avery Point (Uconn Campus) are spectacular. How many lighthouses can you spot? Avery Point, Ledge Light, New London Harbor, Race Rock, Little Gull... Be sure to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark G
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Groton, Connecticut
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Groton, Connecticut
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The grounds of Avery Point (Uconn Campus) are spectacular. How many lighthouses can you spot? Avery Point, Ledge Light, New London Harbor, Race Rock, Little Gull... Be sure to bring your dog (on a leash) it's a great place to walk them!

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Thank Mark G
Windsor,CT
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The views and art sculptures and old architecture make this a plus to see. Take a bottle of wine and cheese/bread, spread a blanket close your eyes and you are thousands of miles away on an expensive holiday.

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1 Thank Victor B
Indianapolis
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182 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Our son attended the University of Connecticut but it definitely was not this campus! this campus sits on the river where there is a gorgeous view with a walkway that has art pieces, a harbor light and a view of a lighthouse out in the river. It is very peaceful and serene.The mansion on the property adds to the ambiance.

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1 Thank jwelhwel
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83 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

There are a lot of sculptures on this property. The water is so peaceful and you can walk down on the rocks to the water. I try to stop by here and walk when I am in this Navy town. I have seen people walk dogs, draw the breathtaking views and many people out just walking around. The Branford House... More 

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Columbus, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Walk the dog, watch the ships and submarines, enjoy the grounds. Enjoy the food at the fish place. I love it.

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1 Thank Emily D
Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

This is such a beautiful place on the water. The views are breathtaking. It's the perfect spot for a picnic lunch or just to come and watch the waves crash against the rocks.

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Waterford, Connecticut
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

You can take in the spectacular views of the mansion or the ocean here. Great place to bike, walk or just relax. Weddings are performed in the home on the grounds.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I love this place. I've been going there for decades. It's quiet, beautiful, peaceful and right on the water. In addition, it's located on UConn's Avery Point campus and there is security there so you feel safe. It's never crowded and a lovely place to have a picnic lunch or just spend some time resting your soul.

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gloversville
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

When I travel to Groton I always visit here! This is on a college campus that very generously lets the public stroll the grounds along the water. Beautiful views. Great place for running, reading a book JUST RELAXING! PROJECT OCEANOLOGY on other side of campus-take their lighthouse cruise!

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Sandisfield, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This is on the UCONN campus in a gorgeous location. Just a lovely place to relax, walk or picnic. It's near Eastern Point Beach so you could make a day of visiting these two places on the Long Island Sound and get a real taste of the CT shore line.

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