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Lighthouse Point Park, New Haven
Lighthouse Point Park, New Haven
Lighthouse Point Park offers something for everyone.  One can view the 70-foot tall Five-Mile Point Lighthouse constructed in the 1840ís and also the Southwest Ledge Light, a scenic operating lighthouse.  Both car-top and trailered boat access to Long Island Sound.  A boat ramp provides saltwater winter boaters with access to New Haven Harbor, but strong northwesterly winter winds make the return trip back to shore tricky.  The Park offers canoes and kayaks more protected access to coastal waters at a sandy area near the mouth of Morris Creek, located at the east end of the Parkís beach past the bathhouses.  Other coastal resources in the park include intertidal flats and rocky shorefront.  Stop by the large blue and white pavilion near the lighthouse to see the restored historic carousel (operates summer only).  Visit the rangers during warm weather when they offer sea-kayak rental and instruction.  For up-to-date information, contact <a href=''>New Haven Parks and Recreation</a>.

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New Haven, Connecticut
Yes. Contact City of New Haven for fee schedule.
From the East: Take I-95 South to the Frontage Road exit which is exit 51. Stay straight to go onto Frontage Road for 0.7 miles. Turn left onto Route 337/Townsend Avenue 2.2 miles. Turn right onto Lighthouse Road. Follow this road until it which will lead you into the park.
From the West: Take I-95 North to exit 50 to Lighthouse Point, which is Woodward Avenue. Continue onto Main Street. Turn right onto Route 337/Townsend Avenue. 2.2 miles. Turn right onto Lighthouse Road. Follow this road until it leads you into the park.
Parking Lot
Parts of the site offering views of the water are wheelchair accessible. Some facilities/uses listed may not be fully accessible to the mobility-impaired.
 Site Contact Information
Website -City of New Haven
Address -City Hall, 165 Church Street
 New Haven, CT 06510
Access PierAccess Pier
Boat Launch RampBoat Launch Ramp
Car-top Boat AccessCar-top Boat Access
Food ConcessionFood Concession
Handicapped AccessHandicapped Access
Picnic AreaPicnic Area
Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)
Bird and WildlifeBird and Wildlife
Historic, Cultural InterestHistoric, Cultural Interest
Supervised SwimmingSupervised Swimming
Harbor SettingHarbor Setting
Fronting Long Island SoundFronting Long Island Sound
Rocky ShoreRocky Shore
Sandy BeachSandy Beach
Tidal WetlandTidal Wetland

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