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Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford

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Harkness Memorial State Park is a historic preservation area with botanical garden and recreational features located on Long Island Sound in the town of Waterford, Connecticut. The state park's 304 acres (123 ha) center around Eolia, a 42-room Renaissance Revival mansion with formal gardens and greenhouses. The park is managed by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
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  • Great place to spend the day with the family if so peaceful got amazing garden a lot of tables for picnic and grills 
    Great place to spend the day with the family if so peaceful got amazing garden a lot of tables for picnic and grills  more »
  • Harkness Memorial State Park is a lovely park on the water in Waterford. There is plenty of parking. The grounds are well taken care of, and gardeners were working when we were visiting. We walked....  more
    Harkness Memorial State Park is a lovely park on the water in Waterford. There is plenty of parking. The grounds are well taken care of, and gardeners were working when we were visiting. We walked....  more »
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  • This is a beautiful park. Always so clean, well-groomed and manicured. The people who keep up the park do an exceptional job. Thank you. I love coming here to visit. There is always something going on here whether it be weddings, social events, photo shoots, picnics, etc. It is one of my favorites. The scenery is wonderful; flowers, shrubbery, the beach, long pathways, a bird sanctuary. There is plenty to see and do here. I'll be back for sure.
  • Beautiful place to go for a luxurious walk that can end with a quaint sit on the beach. I enjoy the history and historic buildings... Living vicariously for a little while. It's a really great day. I recommend lots of water and provisions on extremely hot days of your planning a walk but it's also a great place for a well planned picnic!

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