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great hiking and dog off leash options

Great variety of things to do: trail hiking up to memorial, options for dogs in river and off... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
California, United States
Nice running trails

There are some good running / walking trails in the park. This park is easy to get to, and there is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cold Spring and Orange Sts, New Haven, CT 06510
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great variety of things to do: trail hiking up to memorial, options for dogs in river and off leash, nicely loated off Orange street and op to end your hike at one of the great gourmet groceries.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are some good running / walking trails in the park. This park is easy to get to, and there is an open space area for people to picnic in. Great place to hang out with friends or by yourself.

Thank play_doh10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

East Rock Park is a sandstone formation left behind by glaciers. There is a road for cars going up one side and a road blocked from cars going up the other. The view out toward Long island Sound on a clear day is wonderful.

Thank mike l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its okay place to visit it still nice place to visit but not as nice as in the past when you could drive your car up to the top problems in the past (crimes) caused them to close off that part of the park crimes...More

Thank C8418DFandrewg
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Plenty of trails to hike or bike, plenty of space to just relax and enjoy the surroundings and a great view of the city and beyond from the lookout. Overall a very good spot to visit and hang out for a while. Highly recommend for...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Took the hard way up which was stairs, it wasn't to bad and I'm not the most in shape person so that's saying a lot. We did take the easy way down. I would do it again regularly

Thank battles36
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We parked at the bottom of East Rock, and hoofed it to the top. The trails are a little confusing...we had hoped to take a trail to the top, but ended up on the road for much of the walk. The views at the top...More

Thank MominMaryland08
Reviewed 16 August 2018

East Rock Park offers exceptional views of New Haven, the harbor, and Long Island Sound. Long Island land mass, can often be seen on a clear day. Accessable by Car, bike, and walking trails.

Thank RBCT
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Go at sunset and enjoy the view. You can see all the city and spend some time relaxing but don't expect anything amazing.

Thank lina n
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Nice park with playground, basketball court, good for dogs ... a local favorite, a few nice paths along the river leading up to the waterfall on Whitney Avenue...

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Renee S
3 January 2018|
Response from JJFlash7 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know... perhaps call the City of New Haven or check the online site
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!
3 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...