East Rock Park-A New Haven Landmark

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East Rock Park-A New Haven Landmark

East Rock Park

 

 

A favorite outdoor recreation destination and tourist spot for residents and visitors of the Greater New Haven area is East Rock which spans the towns of New Haven and Hamden. 

 

 

 

East Rock Park

 

 

The magnificent red basalt cliffs of East Rock were formed about 200 million years ago and at its highest point of 366 feet offers spectacular views of the City of New Haven, Mill River, Quinnipiac River, Long Island Sound and Long Island.

 

 

Views from East Rock Park

 

East Rock Park

 

 

East Rock is the principal feature located within the 425 acre East Rock Park owned by the City Of New Haven and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.   The city manages the park and maintains a scenic seasonal, winding road where you can drive your automobile to the summit and is also accesible by foot or bicycle too.

 

 

Views from East Rock Park

 

Angel of Peace

At the top of the summit of East Rock is the Angel of Peace overlooking the City of New Haven hand raised with an olive branch and holding a wreath as an enduring symbol of hope, peace and harmony. 

The angel sits atop the Soldiers and Sailors' Monument in honor of the residents of New Haven who gave their lives in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War and the Civil War.

 

Views from East Rock Park

Views from East Rock Park

Views from East Rock Park

Construction began on the monument on June 17, 1886 with its first dedication ceremonyheld one year later on June 17, 1887. It is estimated that approximately 175,000 people lined the streets of New Haven to watch a parade of  20,000 march up to the summit. and included men, women, children and a number of miitary divisions.

There was live music, fireworks and speeches.  Guests of honor at the ceremony were two heroes of the Civil War General Phillip Henry Sheridan and General William Tecumseh Sherman.  It has been rededicated twice in Septmeber 1987 and October 2010 after undergoing extensive restoration to its interior and exterior and is currently under rehabilitation today.

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument East Rock Park

People who visit East Rock Park are permitted to hike, bike, picnic, bird watching, walk their dogs and go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing during the winter.   There are playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball, football and soccer fields located at the base of East Rock making it a wonderful destination for outdoor recreation.

 

 

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Hi Donna! East Rock looks like a great place to visit! I love your pictures!

Sep 28, 2011 10:27 PM #1
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Donna I bet the foliage looks great from waaaaaaaaaaaaaay up there?

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Donna - I was there when but a kid - spectacular views - even the kids are in awe.   Great long list of photos - great job showing us the area

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Maggie - The views are just gorgeous and I can't wait for a little more colorful foliage so I can go back and take some more pics.

George - Lol!  It was just awesome.  I don't think I'd been back on the top of East Rock since I graduated from Wilbur Cross High School.

Dagny - I forgot how gorgeous the views were from the top of the summit.  Glad you enjoyed the photos.

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Such a beautiful park Donna.  Love the pictures.  You can see for miles!

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The view looks breath taking Donna.I wouldn't mind sitting there and just admiring the view.Thanks for sharing this blog.Great Post keep it up you are definitely a top notch new haven short sale agent.

 

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The view looks breath taking Donna.I wouldn't mind sitting there and just admiring the view.Thanks for sharing this blog.Great Post keep it up you are definitely a top notch new haven short sale agent.

 

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The view looks breath taking Donna.I wouldn't mind sitting there and just admiring the view.Thanks for sharing this blog.Great Post keep it up you are definitely a top notch new haven short sale agent.

 

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The view looks breath taking Donna.I wouldn't mind sitting there and just admiring the view.Thanks for sharing this blog.Great Post keep it up you are definitely a top notch new haven short sale agent.

 

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Hello Donna,I agree with kim and kristine,The view is really nice.I can just imagine myself going there and relaxing.Good blog here.Stay top notch New Haven Short Sale Agent.

 

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Hello Donna,
East Rock Park looks like a beautiful neighborhood in your area. As top New Haven Short Sale Agents, your client is fortunate as you definitely have the marketing skills to help them sell their homes. Best wishes on a quick and smooth closing!
 

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Nice view! Congratulations on this listing. Should sell quick!

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