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East Rock Park

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Address: Cold Spring and Orange Sts, New Haven, CT 06510
Phone Number: 203 946 6086
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Stopped here with the kids... 5-8 year old.. This park is free and the views of the city, harbor and river are amazing!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tech G
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Killingworth, Connecticut
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Killingworth, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here with the kids... 5-8 year old.. This park is free and the views of the city, harbor and river are amazing!!!!

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Thank Tech G
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I lived in New Haven, this park was definitely under-used, as was its sister park, West Rock. It's a lovely park to explore on foot or you can drive up to the top and get a great bird's eye view of the surrounding area.

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here briefly and enjoyed a spectacular view of New Haven from the summit near the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. It appears to be a great spot for picnics and also for hiking/biking although I did not do those things. I did not see any restrooms though.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the famous landmarks in New Haven. It is extraordinary for Geologists as it is a trap rock ridge and has a great geologic history. It also was once a place where folks came for a restful Sunday jaunt. The train brought people here from NYC to a hotel at the peak in the 1800's. The park... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

The road up to the monument was closed in March, but at the other end of the park there is a trail that goes up. There are large rock steps that are moderately difficult to navigate. I wouldn't suggest this route up for small children or elderly. Once at the top you get a great view over the city. The... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

this was a wonderful place to visit with the family. we had a cookout this month including my birthday too!!

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England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This lovely park is only a stone's throw from the city of New Have and Yale University. Whether you need to get away from it all for half an hour or a few hours, this is the place to be. You might even run into a deer or two. Fauna and flora abound.

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North Haven, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This park is really cool. It winds up the mountain. There is a monument at the top which you can see from I95. It is a nice hiking park and there is parking. Biking is welcome. All ages seem to visit there. I work right down the street so I have been there many times. It has a river running... More 

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North Haven, Connecticut
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

I like east rock it's my all time favourite place to spend time during weekend. Almost you can do hiking, yoga, picnic, sightseeing. Best for spending time with family and friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

I climbed east rock park on foot. It was an easy climb up the mountain, but due to the geography of the are, when you reach the top the entire area reveals itself, and it's stunning!

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