"Lighthouse Point Park" East Haven Things to Do Tip by grandmaR

East Haven Things to Do: 2 reviews and 10 photos

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      Sign near entrance to park about parking
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      Side for boat trailers (and the No Refund sign)
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The closest we got to this park was the entrance as Bob didn't see any reason to pay $10.00 just to take a picture of a lighthouse.

In 1924 the City of New Haven purchased Lighthouse Point Park. In the roaring 20’s, the park attracted legends Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb to Sunday afternoon games.

The hurricane of 1938 ripped through the park, destroying many buildings and trees. In 1950 the City made improvements including a new bathhouse, a first aid station and concession stands. A small amusement park was added and the beach was improved.

Today, according to what I read on the internet, the park attracts thousands to the public beach to enjoy a picnic on Long Island Sound, fishing from the fishing pier or launching their boats from the public boat ramp. Kids can enjoy the playground and swings.

The park is one of the most popular spots for bird watching along the East Coast. Each fall and spring, thousands of birds migrate along Morris Creek. Park rangers provide programs for visitors and various ornithological groups conduct research.

Address: 2 Lighthouse Point Road
Directions: From New London take I-95 South - exit 51
* Left at light to Townsend Ave
* Right on Lighthouse Road

Green Lighthouse Park signs direct you to the park

Connecticut Transit Provides Bus Service to Lighthouse VIA the G Line

Phone: 203-946-8790 Ranger
Website: http://cityofnewhaven.com/Parks/ParksInformation/lighthousepoint.asp

Review Helpfulness: 2 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 18, 2011
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