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East Rock Park

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

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Amazing View!!!

Beautiful view, the hike was really nice it was really cold but I'm sure during the summer its even nicer. Must see if you are in town.

Reviewed 26 January 2017
Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Beautiful view, the hike was really nice it was really cold but I'm sure during the summer its even nicer. Must see if you are in town.

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Milford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Definitely amazing views from the top of the mountain. You can park at the bottom and take any of numerous paths to the top or you can drive to the top where you will find limited parking available. The top of the mountain offers wide lawn at the base of the firefighter memorial for picnics as well as a panoramic... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This park has miles of hiking trails, right here in the city. Best of all, it is free, free to park and free to enter. I take my dog here all of the time,and we walk different roads and different trails. We even run here. This park provides a great view over the entire city.

Thank Annie M
Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Its good for an early morning stroll or an late evening hike. Its very popular, however advise to go with a few people and not alone.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Beautiful view, great walking if you park in lower lot but easy drive to the top. We viewed the sites third week of November and the leaves were still so lovely

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denver, co
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Nice urban park but few overlooks. No views really. The trails are all under treeline so you mostly get to look at trees, even at the top. I tried to catch the sunrise and hiked every trail I could find but none had a view of the sunrise the time of year I was there.

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Conroe, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

This was a fun little drive. Be careful, some cars come flying around those edges. The view were really pretty. There were a few family's that brought some food up to enjoy while taking in the view.

Thank Lisa L
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

East Rock remains an ideal place to get a terrific panoramic view of New Haven - the univeristy, center city, steeples peeking over the fall foliage, the harbor and even Long Island on the horizon. Lots of picnic tables for relaxing. The park is showing some need for upkeep and update but still is a popular place for views and... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you are on a motorcycle it's a nice ride. Some cool hairpins toward the top, great view, some hiking trails, giant steps and sometimes a drum circle by the monument.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

There is nothing like sitting on the top of eat rock and looking out over all of new haven. it is truly truly breathtaking. the hike itself isn't bad, not very hard but the view you get form the top is totally worth it all. You can also drive up to the summit if your not in a hiking mood.... More 

Thank Kate G

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