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UCONN-Avery Point observation platform, Groton
UCONN-Avery Point observation platform, Groton
Located at the mouth of the Thames River, this 77 acre branch of the University of Connecticut offers sweeping views of Long Island Sound. The campus contains buildings that were once part of a large waterfront estate. This site is best suited for walking and provides views of Fishers Island Sound, New London Ledge Lighthouse and the Thames River. Public parking available. State-owned. To help you reach UCONN-Avery Point, some routes leading to this site are posted with the brown and white Long Island Sound Access sign Long Island Sound Access sign.
 Location
View interactive map of UCONN-Avery Point 1084 Shennecossett Road
Groton, Connecticut
 Fees
None
 Directions
From the East: Take I-95 South to exit 87 to Route 349 South on the left for 1.8 miles. Stay straight to go onto Brandegee Avenue for 0.5 miles. Brandegee Avenue becomes Shennecossett Road, follow for 1.7 miles. End at 1084 Shenneocossett Road.
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From the West: Take I-95 North to merge onto Clarence B Sharp Hwy/Route 349. Stay straight onto Brandegee Avenue. Brandegee Avenue becomes Shennecossett Road. End at 1084 Shennecossett 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 -University of Connecticut-Avery Point
 Facilities
Handicapped AccessHandicapped Access
Picnic AreaPicnic Area
 Activities
FishingFishing
LighthouseLighthouse
WalkwaysWalkways
 Environment
Fronting Long Island SoundFronting Long Island Sound
Rocky ShoreRocky Shore

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