Tag Archives: East Rock Park

Falling Out

While we may take autumn’s crimsons and golds for granted, hundreds of thousands of tourists are visiting Connecticut this time of year…

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On the Rocks

Evans on West Rock

A morning rain has cleared, and the trail up West Rock is slick as I follow Yale geologist David Evans to the top. We’re in search of evidence of the glaciers that…

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Long Range

East Rock Park

What New Havener hasn’t been stunned on a sunny evening by the view of West Rock’s cliffs bathing Westville in their carmine light, or by East Rock’s sheer rosy face, frilled with trees, basking in the glow of the sinking …

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Getting Their Kicks

Remember fifth-grade gym class and those big, bouncy kickballs? Unlike most ball games, kickball is for the masses. …

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This Week in New Haven (July 2 – 8)

This Fourth of July, American patriotism takes center-week, with a finishing flourish too. …

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Spring in Steps

A late-morning mantle of fog is still hovering atop East Rock when I decide to climb the Giant Steps. …

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Choosing Slides

Friday was a formidable day. Dervishes of powder whipped across the ground. Bare branches creaked like haunted house doors. The cold air burned. But the sun was out, and so were dozens of kids…

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Have a Peak

A photo essay.

Marking the peak of East Rock, the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument also marks the spot where the city’s annual Fourth of July fireworks show launches, with …

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This Week in New Haven (July 3 – 9)

Red, white and blue, plus paint, dogs and Hawaiian prints, help color this week in New Haven. …

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Have a Blast

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (detail) - New Haven, CT

The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument atop East Rock reaches high into the air.

It’s also highly meaningful, memorializing local casualties of four wars, not just one, including…

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