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“Spectacular View of New Haven, CT!”
Review of East Rock Park

East Rock Park
Ranked #6 of 67 things to do in New Haven
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

We went here in early November. Even though it was a foggy and rainy day, it was still quite beautiful! The fall foliage was beautiful to see driving up the windy mountain. There was a covered pavilion and picnic area near the top. We saw benches throughout the park. The Sailors' and Soldiers' monument overlooking the city of New Haven below at the top of the mountain is quite spectacular! If you like architecture and history, this would be a good place for you to visit. There's also a huge information board/map overlooking the city of New Haven, CT below. The views were pretty on a dreary Fall day, but I'd like to revisit in warmer weather, as I think the view would be even better. There was plenty of parking at the top. I'd definitely return if in the area.

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"giant steps"
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"long island"
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"offers a great view"
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"great place to hike"
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"fall foliage"
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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 many will walk along the side of the road. The biggest drawback is the viewing area which can be much better maintained.

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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 to relax and enjoy the sunshine and view.

1  Thank jwcorbett
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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. there are a bunch of hiking trails and you can park and hang out at the top. we will definitely be going back for some hiking soon

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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 several of the trail heads.

Thank MARY D
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