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East Rock Park

Cold Spring and Orange Sts, New Haven, CT 06510
+1 203-946-6086
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Nice View

It is a nice view at the top of New Haven and beyond, but check the weather first to ensure a clear... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Great View of New Haven

East Rock overlooks the New Haven City and well worth the trip up. Spectacular views of the whole... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
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Cold Spring and Orange Sts, New Haven, CT 06510
+1 203-946-6086
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

It is a nice view at the top of New Haven and beyond, but check the weather first to ensure a clear day with the hopes to see Long Island in the far distance. It is also a nice drive but watch for hikers as...More

1  Thank jjeremys
Reviewed 8 September 2017

East Rock overlooks the New Haven City and well worth the trip up. Spectacular views of the whole city. You can drive up to the top or you can hike/walk it but be prepared for uphill pathways. A lot of people here just coming up...More

1  Thank jwcorbett
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We came here the other day just to kill some time before meeting friends in New Haven. I was really surprised they put a lot of effort and work into this park to make it a great place to spend time with family and friends....More

Thank Jeanna432
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This offers a great view of the city below and New Haven Harbor in the distance. We didn't have time but there are several trails throughout the park's wooded hillside, that look like they would offer great hiking. On the drive up you can see...More

Thank MARY D
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

If you are in the New Haven area stop by and enjoy the panoramic views! Took my family and we all loved it!

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Reviewed 27 June 2017

This seems to be the highest point in the immediate vicinity. The views of downtown and Long Island Sounds are worth the visit. Unfortunately, we were there on a slightly overcast day. Even so the view was very nice. The park is pleasant with a...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Fun quick hike with a nice rewarding view of Yale and the coast at the top. Shady paths on a hot day. Loop by the water provides benches to have a quick snack or water.

Thank Becky D
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I was traveling solo in the area and wanted to hike during the time I was visiting. I was happy to have found East Rock Park and enjoyed a beautiful morning there. I hiked various levels of trails, from paved paths to more technical ones,...More

2  Thank Rebecca O
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Arrived about 9.00am, sadly too late on a very hot day to see many warblers. Nevertheless it is a lovely park to walk round with or without birds.

Thank AnnfromSheringham
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This place is a very good place to end a tiring week at work, I was heading to NYC using the train and ended up there :) Parking spots are limited (cars are no longer allowed up there) due to a single garage down the...More

3  Thank mahmoudg790
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Angelica K
22 October 2016|
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Response from E C | Reviewed this property |
There r many hikes you can take at the park. Most are gradual climbs. You can extend a hike by connecting to other hikes; but you are able to complete many in 45-75 minutes. Enjoy!
2 November 2015|
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Response from Tisha H | Reviewed this property |
Looks like the other 2 travelers are more familiar with the area; I was visiting in October. Trails/paths seem to be well maintained...
7 August 2015|
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Response from ARNC514 | Reviewed this property |
No charge! I was just hiking there this morning. Great day for it! I go to East Rock (trails, College Woods park, the park at the summit) frequently and haven't encountered any problem with safety, as suggested by the... More