A beach has its own beauty whether sandy or rocky and the landscape of wide-open green meadow has its own beauty as well, but when both come together under one roof it creates magic. Located in Waterford, Connecticut that's how I'll probably describe Harkness memorial park ...magical.
If you are someone who loves the beach or someone who loves to spend a day picnicking with family with a built-in charcoal grill, or someone who is looking for a venue for a wedding or special event or just any photoshoot or you are an avid fitness enthusiast who loves to workout in heart of nature, there is plenty of places for all that or plenty of space for kite flying or just roam around and gaze the shore and get a glimpse of new England's beautiful colonial houses along with the long island sound there you are. If that's not enough add to it the gorgeous mansion of 230 acres called "Eolia" with painstakingly manicured lawn and serene garden with vivid flowers. It was built in 1906 and bought by philanthropists Edward and Mary Harkness in 1907. If you are in Connecticut, go on a summer day to cool yourself down with so much serenity and or pick a spring day to just see the scenery of spring in full bloom or you pick any season of your choice and you will be gratified.