Connecticut April 12, 2019
The Best Small Town Park In New England Is Right Here In Connecticut And You’ll Want To Bring Your Whole Family
Now that the weather is finally getting warm in Connecticut, you and the family will want to start spending more time outside enjoying the sunshine. While many town parks in New England have open space and playgrounds, they are geared more towards the kids than the adults. Lighthouse Point Park is practically bursting with activities for the
Lighthouse Point Park is a shoreline gem for families in New Haven. Located right on the Long Island Sound, it's a destination for beachgoers but it's also so much more.
The sandy beach is a favorite spot for strolling during the off-season. Once the weather warms, families enjoy splashing around in the Sound to cool down.
Right off the beach is a playground for the kids. With plenty of slides and climbing equipment, active children will find this a fantastic place to burn off some energy.
Lighthouse Point Park also has open green space. Grills and picnic tables make it a breeze to stay at the park for a long day and enjoy lunch or dinner under the open sky.
Walking trails allow for an after meal stroll or just a great way to explore the 82-acre park.
One of the park's jewels is the historic lighthouse. Although the lighthouse was only lit for 73 years, the stone tower still stands guard over the shoreline.
The lighthouse isn't the only historical feature of the park. The carousel is authentic from the early 1900s and one of just around 100 still in operation today. For 50 cents you can ride one of the horses on the weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
The summer season also brings on the waterworks at the splash pad. Kids love the sprinklers and nozzles that spray fresh water on hot summer days.
Lighthouse Point Park is packed with activities and attractions but don't forget to soak in the beautiful scenery.
The park is open daily year-round from 7 a.m. - sunset. The splash pad, carousel and summer concession stand are only open seasonally during the summer.
Find Lighthouse Point Park at 2 Lighthouse Rd., New Haven, CT 06512. For more information visit the New Haven Parks
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