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Lighthouse Point Park

Outdoor Free
Beaches, Swimming, Healthy/Active, Historical, Green
2 Lighthouse Rd, New Haven, CT
URL: Lighthouse Point Park  Phone: 203-946-8020

Activity Overview

Lighthouse Point Park is a public park in New Haven, Connecticut that is known for its historic lighthouse, the Five Mile Point Light. Visitors to the this beautiful recreation area on Long Island Sound can enjoy activities such as swimming, sunbathing, boating, bird watching, and fishing while enjoying spectacular views of the lighthouse and the shoreline.

Things to Do

  • Climb aboard the Carousel at Lighthouse Point Park and enjoy a ride on the historic carousel for just 50 cents.
  • Cool off in the summer heat by going swimming at the beach or taking your little one to splash to their hearts' content at the new splash pad attraction.
  • Explore the water by taking a boat out from the public boat launch, or go fishing on the popular fishing pier.
  • Take your child to the playground, which has plenty of equipment for climbing, swinging, and sliding.

Lighthouse Point Park Insider Tips

  • Make sure to bring along a camera so that you can take photos of the historic Five Mile Point Light, which dates back to the early 1800s.
  • Bring along a few quarters and a shiny penny so that your child can make a pressed penny souvenir with a lighthouse or carousel on it.
  • Don't miss the Annual Migration Festival in September, when the park features special events such as bird watching walks, butterfly observations, and hawk displays since it is located on a major migration route for both birds and butterflies.

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