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A Quiet Walk in the Off-Season

What a wonderful treasure! This park has a wide variety of trails and open spaces perfect for any... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
Mashpee, Massachusetts
A gem in New Haven for hiking, picnics, or short walks

Great variety of things to do: trail hiking up to memorial, general trails throughout the park... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
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Reviewed February 21, 2019

The view of the town is lovely from the top of the hill! The park needs some care though. The roadway was closed due to many downed branches and parts of trees which had clearly been there for a while. Likely it's truly a beautiful...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

What a wonderful treasure! This park has a wide variety of trails and open spaces perfect for any family. We drove to the summit, parked, and walked several trails with our infant daughter and three dogs. Two things I love about the off-season: no admission...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Great variety of things to do: trail hiking up to memorial, general trails throughout the park, options for dogs in the river and off leash, The park is also nicely located off Orange street with an opportunity to end your hike at one of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

I have lived in the area all of my 73 years. This park, its trails, the Mill River and the hiking to a view of Long Island are among the best in the area. What is really neat is parking right on Orange Street across...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chris M
Reviewed October 27, 2018

If you want to see all of the beauty of New Haven, this is the only place to go. The view is outstanding. You can easily see Long Island on a normal day. Lots of outdoor activities for people. This is a real nice and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

Have hiked along the Mill River from the covered bridge at Whitney museum to Rice field many times. It’s an easy leisurely and pleasant walk that gets a bit crowded on weekends but is quieter during the week. There are also a bunch of trails...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RBlack230
Reviewed October 7, 2018

There are some good running / walking trails in the park. This park is easy to get to, and there is an open space area for people to picnic in. Great place to hang out with friends or by yourself.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank play_doh10
Reviewed October 2, 2018

East Rock Park is a sandstone formation left behind by glaciers. There is a road for cars going up one side and a road blocked from cars going up the other. The view out toward Long island Sound on a clear day is wonderful.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mike l
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Its okay place to visit it still nice place to visit but not as nice as in the past when you could drive your car up to the top problems in the past (crimes) caused them to close off that part of the park crimes...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank C8418DFandrewg
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Plenty of trails to hike or bike, plenty of space to just relax and enjoy the surroundings and a great view of the city and beyond from the lookout. Overall a very good spot to visit and hang out for a while. Highly recommend for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Renee S
January 3, 2018|
Response from JJFlash7 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know... perhaps call the City of New Haven or check the online site
October 22, 2016|
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Response from E C | Reviewed this property |
There r many hikes you can take at the park. Most are gradual climbs. You can extend a hike by connecting to other hikes; but you are able to complete many in 45-75 minutes. Enjoy!