in East New Haven, CT
Here's some pictures we took of the lighthouse at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven CT.
The only time we had been here before was during the Fall (off season), and when we stopped here during the summer, we were surprised to see how huge and beautiful Lighthouse Point Park is. My relatives were impressed.
There was a $10.00 charge to get in, because we are not residents of New Haven.
They are from Indiana, and on our way to Tweed Airport for a return trip, we stopped here for a last get together. It was a kind of quiet Thursday morning, as there were few people here. Most visitors were families, and their children were playing in the newly built waterpark.
We didn't even realize there are two lighthouses at Lighthouse Point, and one of the lighthouses is located offshore. It was kind of a foggy morning offshore, so we didn't really get a good picture of the second lighthouse.
There is a Pagoda style shelter for large groups or family reunions, but I don't know how many of these they have. There is another shelter by the Carousel House. As we continued walking around the grounds we spotted the Carousel House and walked over to check it out. I was surprised to find out it was a Looff Carousel still in operation. I made a special page for the Looff carousel. Here's a picture of me by the lighthouse.
- Here's a postcard of the way the lighthouse was in the early 1900's. Not much has changed, amazingly it still looks the same. It's dated 1909... Old Lighthouse Point Postcard
- The playground at Lighthouse Point in New Haven CT is really nice, and there are picnic tables all over. The most popular waterpark attraction being the buckets that fill up and then dump right on you. From the kids screams of delight, they were enjoying every second. Kids were running all over the place getting sprayed with water from all sorts of water toys.... waterpark
- During the winter they have a very popular and spectacular Christmas light display here that you drive through. It's starts the day after Thanksgiving. The charge is $5.00 per car.
Lighthouse Point Park is actually on the East Shore in New Haven, CT. If you are coming from New Haven (once you go over the Q Bridge) you need to Exit 50 off of CT Interstate 95. At the end of the exit go straight through to the second stoplight and make a right. Follow this street all the way to Lighthouse Road, and make a right. Follow Lighthouse Road to the entrance of the park.
More pictures of Lighthouse Point Beach
Also see the Bridgeport Lighthouse
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