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East Rock Park

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Cold Spring and Orange Sts, New Haven, CT 06510
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Jonathan Chan wrote a review Aug 2020
New York City, New York82 contributions83 helpful votes
Multiple ways up by foot, bike, or car. At the top there is plenty of grass for a picnic, with gorgeous views over New Haven. The Soldiers and Sailors monument is at the top as well. A great local spot for those in New Haven!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Myron H wrote a review May 2020
Milford, Connecticut2 contributions3 helpful votes
Take your pick of routes up to the view: paved but winding road, or the shorter, but mildly rougher, often steeper walking trails. Major note: the road to the top is closed (review written May 18. '20) to vehicular traffic - walkers, bikers, (and apparently motor bikes, we saw two) are the only ones allowed. It makes for a peaceful walk. Parking lot on north end off Davis Rd is open - the entrance lane has a misleading "Road Closed" sign, but is open up to the actual parking lot entrance, and then is closed. We were amazed at one high viewing point with no fence or guard rail, open right up to the high and steep drop off. That would be a place to keep adventurous kids tightly held by your hand. The top has an impressive memorial to the four wars between the Revolutionary and the Civil, an 1886 tower which is seen from I-95 among other places.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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dustythoughts wrote a review May 2020
Manchester, Connecticut1,094 contributions398 helpful votes
My husband and I love coming to this park, both for the views and for the various trail options available. There are more challenging trails and easier trails, and if you climb to the top, the views of the Greater New Haven area are breathtaking. Some of the trails are pretty narrow, so be ready in case the park is crowded. It's a big park, though, so there should be plenty of space for everyone. There's also a road if you want to drive to the top instead of hike. There's also a large picnic area, a playground, sports fields, and fishing spots.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Keith G. wrote a review Mar 2020
Cheshire, Connecticut259 contributions109 helpful votes
So my wife and I were in the mood to take a walk as it was warmer than usual. We usually walk the Farmington trail, but decided to be different. Overall park is very nice with some amazing views. Able to spend a good amount of time exploring the park and all the different vantage points. We did see a good amount of garbage around, but as it was off season, we doubt the park is monitored.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Tigergram wrote a review Feb 2020
New Haven, Connecticut14 contributions5 helpful votes
This is a beautiful park. The road to the top is narrow and winding so you have to go slow. So many different plants and trees and the view from the top is beautiful. Mill River flows around the bottom, to the left is the New Haven harbor. I think it closes at dusk which is a shame because the lights of the city would be amazing.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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