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This was a well maintained park and a beautiful lighthouse. It was a nice place for a sunset even... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2018
A misty Sunday afternoon

Acquired off of the track not crowded beach lots of space and room for kids to run and play a place... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2018
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2 Lighthouse Rd, New Haven, CT 06512-4311
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

My husband and I visited this park on a quiet morning with our daughter and three dogs. We were very impressed by the park's size and variety of things to do! Aside from the large waterfront area and lighthouse, there was a huge playground suitable...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

I really like to walk the area with our pups. Lots of friendly people and great scenery. The sunsets are spectacular, too

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

I'm not sure if it is free all the time, but on the day we visited it was. And there was no line despite at least 200 people in the pavilion. I had not ridden a carousel in 30 years, maybe longer. It was so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

I knocked this down to a 3 Star because of the $30 charge since not a resident. It’s a decent beach with ample sand and waterfront. The historic carousel is beautiful. The building it is in looked like there had been a wedding reception the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank wanderlust7473
Reviewed August 24, 2018

This was a well maintained park and a beautiful lighthouse. It was a nice place for a sunset even though it was a little cloudy the night we tried.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

historical place, real wooden horses with real tails.. but only on weekend. was local then moved to florida now it is back! we love it!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

Acquired off of the track not crowded beach lots of space and room for kids to run and play a place to enjoy family cookout and picnic in the view with the city skyline just across the water would recommend this to any couple family...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

A rip roaring, zooming, cacaponious sp? experience of a full size merry-go-round. A pleasant dizzyness!

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed January 8, 2018

The carousel at night and exclusive to wedding guests gave dancers and diners a fun place to take a break. The carousel is beautifully lit and has riding characters appropriate for all ages. Great photo opportunities. The venue has a wall of windows facing the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank lelaChicago
Reviewed December 8, 2017

I like to drive through the light display every couple of years. Individual merchants & organizations sponsor each unique display. For $10, each car drives on the paved road around a huge loop by & under lighted holiday displays, and enjoys Christmas music via the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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December 3, 2018|
Response from allisonb171 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. My daughter is actually getting married there in 2020. Google it as there is a contact person that will help guide you.
August 1, 2018|
Response from photosgt | Reviewed this property |
I do not know the answer to your question there was a wedding going on the day we visited
Briseyda G
June 29, 2018|
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Response from luvaspina | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are. Although they need to be kept under control, I guess