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Avery Point Light

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Address: 1084 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT 06340-6061
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+1 860-405-9262

Attractively styled lighthouse which was in operation from 1944 to 1967.

Attractively styled lighthouse which was in operation from 1944 to 1967.

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Beautiful spot

Enjoy the Waterview, the great architecture and art sculptures. Great place for a picnic and some local history.

Reviewed 14 March 2017
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Enjoy the Waterview, the great architecture and art sculptures. Great place for a picnic and some local history.

Thank bayberry39
Groton Long Point, Connecticut
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74 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

The lighthouse isn't much to look at - in fact - you can't even go into it - and it's small. But it's the mansion next door that will get your attention. The doors were unlocked when I wandered by, so I was able to explore to my heart's content!

Thank Sekjr
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114 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

What an amazing view! One of my favorite things about Connecticut is the shoreline and all of the attractions. Avery Point is a great place to go if you need to relax or do some thinking. A hidden gem in our state!

Thank Nelson5454
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74 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were visiting lighthouses in CT an this was one of the few that you could get too or get too with out a fee. nicely done. We have some great pictures and there were good facilities for make your visit plesent.

Thank bob A
Brownsville, Kentucky
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74 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

What a great place to see some spectacular views. The light is very nice too. A great place to take a nice walk.

Thank Lungbuster
New York, United States
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116 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is a lovely bricked path along the water and through the campus of the University of CT on Avery Point. There are benches to sit and enjoy the water views. Parking is limited for visitors but if you can find a place it is a pretty place to see the coastline.

Thank Susan O
Bordentown, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Great for a quick stroll by the water! We were able to park in lot A and push our 7 month old baby in his stroller on the red brick walkway.

Thank Becky A
Beverly Hills, CA
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58 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Very nice grounds that hug the coastline. Large parking lot at the edge makes it convenient. Nice sculptures are spread along the walkway that glides along the mini bluff along the water. While it does not feel like a destination in and of itself, as there is not much to do here other than take a stroll, it is a... More 

Thank adventurepursuit
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Great place to walk dog.jog or just sit and read a book.very clean and groomed..very safe place to go.

Thank Kenny G
Groton, Connecticut
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

The grounds of Avery Point (Uconn Campus) are spectacular. How many lighthouses can you spot? Avery Point, Ledge Light, New London Harbor, Race Rock, Little Gull... Be sure to bring your dog (on a leash) it's a great place to walk them!

Thank Mark G

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