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“State Park”

Harkness Memorial State Park
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Waterford
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Owner description: This 1906 Roman Renaissance Classical Revival-style mansion belonged to philanthropist Edward Harkness.
Oakdale, Connecticut, United States
Level 6 Contributor
342 reviews
210 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
“State Park”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

Always a fun place for a hike or a day with the family, if you enjoy being outdoors. Walk, Huge lawns, beautiful gardens.

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Coventry, Connecticut
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Coastal Gem”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

I am always delighted with this CT state park and grateful that funds exist to keep it open. Beautiful views of Long Island Sound with marshes, rolling lawns and formal gardens make this a worthwhile destination. Lots of room to stroll, sit, or frolic at water's edge. Nice outdoor chapel like area for a picnic style wedding. Admission is charged.

Visited September 2012
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Groton, Connecticut
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Picnics”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Living in this area I have visited the park for 30+ years. Fell into disrepair for awhile but there has been much renovation done. The landscaping is beautiful. The grounds are breautiful. Friends even held there wedding ceremony there. It was perfect.

Visited July 2012
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New London, Connecticut, United States
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

Lots to do :) beautiful sites .. lots of room for people to run around , I think even camping is done here.

Visited June 2012
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Aston, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Beautiful Wedding Location”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

Mansion located off of Long Island Sound - beautiful for a wedding.Originally owned by the Harkness Family as their "summer" home.

Visited July 2012
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