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“Beautiful!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Avery Point Light

Avery Point Light
1084 Shennecossett Road, Groton, CT 06340
860-405-9262
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Ranked #3 of 17 things to do in Groton
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Owner description: Attractively styled lighthouse which was in operation from 1944 to 1967.
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My cousin was married at this location and it was absolutely beautiful. The inside of the mansion is as beautiful as the outside. Excellent location for a wedding. Also a great spot to just stop by and walk along the waterfront.

Visited June 2014
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Budd Lake NJ
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10 reviews
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“Beautiful grounds where the river opens up to the Long island sound”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The grounds of the University of Connecticut are beautiful. At sunset you can get a great view of the Thames river opening up to the Long Island Sound

Visited June 2014
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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
“Another Beacon for Sailors”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Set on the Avery Point penisula, this light has been a beacon of hope for many vessels searching for the river entrance to New London and Groton. Its simple architectural style sets it apart from other light along the coast, but still positions it as one of the critical landmarks fof New England naval history. On the UConn campus and among a variety of research institutes, the Light is positioned on a full lawn stretching into the water so take a walk to enjoy its simple beauty. Reaching Avery Point is a bit challenging so ask for directions.

Visited June 2014
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Mystic, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Beautiful and Peaceful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is one of my favorite spots in the area. It sits at the mouth of the Thames River as it spills into the Long Island Sound, part of the University of Connecticut. Avery Point is a beautiful campus that is home to the Avery Point Light. The Morton Plant Mansion sits right next to it and is also gorgeous.
Go for a walk, read a book, take a nap, listen to the ocean, bring a picnic or just sit and take it all in. Often you see sailboats in the warmer weather and every now and then you will catch a submarine heading out or coming back from it's long journey.
This is a must see if you visit the area to get a real feel of what the area is all about.

Visited April 2014
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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“Lovely walk around the point”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The Avery Point Lighthouse itself is not much to look at, but the walk around the point is a very nice one. Bring your binoculars to get a good look at the New London Ledge and Harbor lighthouses. Binoculars also help for birding - we saw Brant Geese, a small hawk and some Common Loons off in the distance.

Visited April 2014
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