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Avery Point Light

1084 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT 06340-6061
+1 860-405-9262
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Often Overlooked Spot

This point on Long Island Sound is so easy to get to but many miss it. Only a couple of miles... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
Dallas, Texas
You have to pay to park

You can only see the outside of the light house. Last year U-Conn instituted pay to park. You can... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Mark M
Groton, Connecticut
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Attractively styled lighthouse which was in operation from 1944 to 1967.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“uconn campus” (10 reviews)
“brick path” (5 reviews)
1084 Shennecossett Rd, Groton, CT 06340-6061
+1 860-405-9262
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

This point on Long Island Sound is so easy to get to but many miss it. Only a couple of miles south of downtown Groton. Two good lighthouses to see!

Thank Epicurious992015
Reviewed 10 November 2017

You can only see the outside of the light house. Last year U-Conn instituted pay to park. You can access Avery point every other hour with the local bus system. The more interesting building is the Avery Point Mansion in the picture provided.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We were directed here by the clerk at our hotel. What an amazing campus with spectacular views. We parked and walked along the brick pathway out to the lighthouse. Amazing views of Long Island Sound. The Granite Rock formations along the path certainly date back...More

Thank bbbob84
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

I love this place! It is a very nice place to stroll along the shore. If this is something one likes to do. We saw interesting things take place (Coast Guard “practicing” drills, students partaking in a class) it was very peaceful to walk along...More

Thank barbara a
Reviewed 7 September 2017

While Avery Point Light is tiny (can't enter but can walk around), the water views are great. It's a very attractive structure located on the UConn Avery Point Campus. To locate the light, just follow the brick pathway from the parking lot.

Thank Elida G
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We found a beautiful secluded walkway and setting, at least this time of year when the UConn students are not present. The Avery Light Mansion has a really nice brick walkway interspersed with many art sculptures and memorial benches. The views of New London, Groton,...More

Thank GolfTango61
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Such a breathtaking, beautiful place. Overlooks the Thames River and the buildings are unique and stunning.

Thank Kerry W
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Love the artwork on the grounds, the scenery can't be beat, and the pathway with inspiring donation bricks and stone seatings along the grounds.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The views were fantastic. the grounds were very well kept.A wedding was going on.. It looked great.We had a great walk

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I came here for a work dinner function at the mansion as I had never heard of this place before then. Since then I have been back 4 times and likely more in the future. I will admit, part of this is because of pokemon...More

Thank Curious_Chemist
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