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Connecticut College Arboretum

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270 Mohegan Ave, New London, CT 06320-4125
+1 860-439-5020
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Terrific variety of trees and plants in a smaller size setting

The entire Arboretum can be seen is under two hours.by walking at a slow pace. The signage is... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Pages-Daddy
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Newton, Massachusetts
Hate to rate it -- want to keep it a secret

Clean, well-maintained gardens with trails through the forest and lovely sitting areas. Most plants... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
BadLittleBunny
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East Haddam, Connecticut
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270 Mohegan Ave, New London, CT 06320-4125
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

The entire Arboretum can be seen is under two hours.by walking at a slow pace. The signage is really good. Information on the various trees and plants is posted for most items. We saw some varieties of plants we had never seen before. The walk...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Clean, well-maintained gardens with trails through the forest and lovely sitting areas. Most plants are clearly identified for the plant -geeks, like me. Dog/family friendly and free -- what more can you ask?

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

went on a couple "hikes" (not that vigorous: just a stroll on well-kept paths) here. brought the grandsons. serene, beautiful, especially in Spring and Summer

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

We arrived near campus and accidentally ended up in the Caroline Black Garden which is on the wrong end of campus. A nice student directed me to the correct location. We parked on the street and took a stroll along the path. We had taken...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

I've been to many arboretums and this is a tiny one at best. It is really a selected area for college kids to study botany and create a mini learning field site (it seems). It is nice that the college has this place, but it...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2016

The website directions are "iffy"--the address is the main campus address, but it takes some wandering around to find the Arboretum (find the Williams Street entrance if you can). Apparently, there are maps, information, and tours at New London Hall (unmarked). Good luck finding that....More

Thank MurphS S
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

This place is very special. The perfect place to introduce your kids to nature. Your will feel like you are miles from no where. This place is diverse. Bring a picnic lunch, soccer ball or Frisbee and enjoy the open space. It is truly lovely.

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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Soothing and tranquil to stroll through this college-owned park.Nice escape from the busyness of New London. Free.

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Reviewed 1 August 2016

It has a shallow pond where you can see frogs, turtles and all kinds of local birds. Hawks nest nearby in the fall. Have seen some wild turkeys. Great walkways and well kept by Connecticut College. Sometimes open air plays in the evening. When did...More

Thank c0llegehill
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

I practically grew up here, having lived in New London and attended Connecticut college for one year. This was where we all just socialized! It holds wonderful memories for me and I still enjoy spending an hour or two walking the trails. The Arboretum is...More

Thank nllaw
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