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Black Rock Fort at Fort Hale Park, New Haven
Black Rock Fort at Fort Hale Park, New Haven
Fort Nathan Hale Park is named for Connecticut’s favorite son, Nathan Hale, who is said to have had but one regret: having but one life to lose for his country. This waterfront park offers a harbor setting as well as a sandy beach for sunbathers. Fish off the access pier or bring binoculars to watch the birds and the wildlife. Trails allow closer observation of the wildlife. Interpretive signage along the trails educates visitors about marshland and some of the historic and cultural values at this site. A pavilion at the park will provide shade from the summer sun. A family friendly playground is available on this site. Sanitary facilities are available.

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 Location
View interactive map of Fort Nathan Hale Park Woodward Road Avenue
New Haven, Connecticut
 Fees
None
 Directions
From the East: Take I-95 South to exit 51. Stay straight on US-1/Frontage Road. Turn left on Townsend Avenue. Turn right onto Main Street. Turn left onto Woodward Avenue. Follow Woodward Avenue and Fort Hale Park will be on your right where Woodward Avenue turns to Fort Hale Park Road.
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From the West: Take I-95 North to exit 50, which is the Woodward Avenue exit. Turn right onto Woodward Avenue. Follow Woodward Avenue and Fort Hale Park will be on your right where Woodward Avenue turns to Fort Hale Park Road.
 Parking
Parking Lot
 Accessibility
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
 Facilities
Access PierAccess Pier
Food ConcessionFood Concession
Handicapped AccessHandicapped Access
Picnic AreaPicnic Area
Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)Sanitary Facilities (seasonal)
 Activities
Bird and WildlifeBird and Wildlife
FishingFishing
Historic, Cultural InterestHistoric, Cultural Interest
TrailsTrails
 Environment
Bluff, EscarpmentBluff, Escarpment
Harbor SettingHarbor Setting
Fronting Long Island SoundFronting Long Island Sound
Sandy BeachSandy Beach

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