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WEST ROCK RIDGE STATE PARK

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LOCATION - The park is northwest of New Haven. Follow Connecticut 10, Dixwell Avenue. Turn west onto Benham. From Benham, go south onto Main Street, and then west onto Wintergreen.

 

ACTIVITIES - West Rock Ridge rises 627 feet above sea level, providing scenic views of New Haven harbor and Long Island Sound. The park offers walk-in access only.

 

While in New Haven, stop by Yale University's campus, where guided one-hour tours are offered year-round, Monday-Friday at 10:30 and 1:00, and Saturday and Sunday at 1:30. Begin at Phelps Gateway across from New Haven Green. Attend performances at the Yale Repertory Theater, at Long Wharf Theater, or Shubert Performing Arts Center. Take a walk on the historic New Haven Green which is bordered by three churches, providing good examples of Gothic, Federalist, and Georgian architecture.

 

Tour Pardee-Morris House, 325 Lighthouse Road in New Haven. From 1-95, take Exit 50. The eighteenth-century Colonial home has furnishings from the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries. It's open June-August on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00-4:00. For information, call 203-562-4183.

 

In East Haven, tour Shore Line Trolley Museum at 17 River Street. It's a National Register Historic Site with almost 100 classic trolleys. Go for a trolley ride. For details, call 203-467-6927.

 

Lighthouse Point Park, 2 Lighthouse Road, is an 82-acre park on Long Island Sound. Here you can go swimming, walk nature trails, and ride an antique carousel from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

 

INFORMATION

West Rock Ridge State Park

New Haven, Connecticut 06820

203-566-2304

West Rock Ridge State Park on the map. How to get to the West Rock Ridge State Park by car. Telephone booking and the list of attractions in the West Rock Ridge State Park, Connecticut

West Rock Ridge State Park on the map. How to get to the West Rock Ridge State Park by car. Telephone booking and the list of attractions in the West Rock Ridge State Park, Connecticut