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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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Cool monument and vantage point

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
daviddf3
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago NEW

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

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Thank Reginald T
England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 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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Thank Paul M
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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Thank MIGLIACCIO1955
North Haven, Connecticut
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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Thank nikhilbhailu
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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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Thank Dean L
DeWitt, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

We drove to the top and took in the view on a nice, clear morning, and it was wonderful. The park is a nice place to walk or run, with lots of pretty nice areas. We weren't here long enough to fully explore the park so I can't comment on the availability of playground equipment or other features you might... More 

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Thank Joe H
North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

We'd seen this video in a New Haven / Yale cross promotional ad and it was a big letdown to see it in person. Wow! There was a lot of garbage thrown around at the scenic overlook as well as graffiti. The highlight was coming across two junkies who'd just gotten high on our walk on one of the paths.... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

If you hurry you might see the slabs of yellow forsythia around the giant steps. Bikers have a no-cars back way thru the gate at Rice Field. However, once I encountered a service truck, so be sensible. Spring before the leaves come out may be the best time due to migrating birds and color. But, all seasons offer wonderful views... More 

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

What a great spot to down along the city of New Haven and the harbor... Also, West Haven and East Haven in the near distance...

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