Rocky Neck State Park

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Rocky Neck State Park


Location:3 miles west of Niantic (Exit 72 from the Connecticut Turnpike), at 244 W Main Street (Rte 156) in East Lyme.
Facilities:160 wooded and open campsites (open May-September), showers, bathrooms (é), picnic tables (é), pavilion, food concession, hiking trails.
Activities:Camping, hiking, saltwater fishing, swimming, scuba diving, field sports, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park's stone-free, mile-long beach on Long Island Sound is one of Connecticut's finest saltwater swimming beaches.
Address:PO Box 676
Niantic, CT 06357

Phone:860-739-5471
Web: www.dep.state.ct.us/stateparks/parks/rockyneck.htm
Size: 708 acres.

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References in classic literature ?
Wouverman was not ready for Disko's prices till Disko, sure that the "We're Here" was at least a week ahead of any other Gloucester boat, had given him a few days to swallow them; so all hands played about the streets, and Long Jack stopped the Rocky Neck trolley, on principle, as he said, till the conductor let him ride free.
At the time, they had a home and art gallery in the Rocky Neck art colony in Gloucester, Mass.
Marshall was recently named the First Cape Ann Artist of Distinction in Residency 2015 for the Rocky Neck Art Colony.
These designated swimming areas are in Rocky Neck State Park in Niantic, marked with six (6) regulatory markers; Hammonassset Beach State Park in Madison, marked with twelve (12) regulatory markers; and Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, marked with eleven (11) regulatory markers.
On a warm spring afternoon, artists gather in the Rocky Neck Cultural Center for a group critique led by Barbara Moody, an artist visiting the colony.
On the other side of this protected cove lies the Rocky Neck Art Colony.
On the way to Eastern Point, ride out to Rocky Neck, the oldest working artists colony in America.
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 19, 1996--When Rocky Neck, store manager at the San Leandro Home Depot, watches the decathlon competition at the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, he won't be watching media celebrities in action.
The Massachusetts Cultural Council has designated six areas in the state as cultural districts: The Fenway Cultural District, in Boston; Rocky Neck Cultural District, in Gloucester; the Central Exchange Cultural District, in Lynn; the Upstreet Cultural District, in Pittsfield; the Rockport Cultural District; and the HyArts Cultural District, in Hyannis.
With evening settling in, we headed to Rocky Neck, America's oldest artists' colony.
Olsen said in a telephone interview this week from her home in the artist colony of Rocky Neck in Gloucester.

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