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Rocky Neck State Park

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State Parks, Fishing, Bird Watching, Hiking Trails, Camping, Trees & Scenery, Healthy/Active, Green
244 W Main St, , CT
URL: Rocky Neck State Park  Phone: 860-739-5471
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Activity Overview

Rocky Neck State Park is a popular 710-acre recreation area in East Lyme, Connecticut that is known for its beautiful sandy beaches alongside Long Island Sound. Its attractions include a historic pavilion, a campground, a nature center, and hiking trails. Visitors can also participate in outdoor activities such as swimming, fishing, picnicking, bird watching, and sunbathing.

Things to Do

  • Escape the summer heat by swimming in the cool waters of Long Island Sound.
  • Go on a family nature hike using one of the park's many trails, which lead to salt marsh viewing platforms where you can look for local wildlife.
  • Visit the nature center, which features informative exhibits and has a few live animal displays.
  • Enjoy fishing in the park - common catches include bass, flounder, and mackerel.

Rocky Neck State Park Insider Tips

  • Bring along a bird guide and go bird watching - some of the most fascinating bird species found in the area include herons, cranes, and ospreys.
  • Spend the entire weekend enjoying the great outdoors by camping in the Rocky Neck Campground from May through September.
  • Don't miss beautiful natural attractions such as Baker's Cave and Tony's Nose, which can be viewed while exploring the park's trails.

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