Steaks & Snakes @ Roadhouse BBQ Aug. 18th 2013 Texas Roadhouse Run Aug. 19th 2012 Ready to crush some peanuts, have some fall off the bone ribs, and pick your own steak? We'll meet up at Texas Roadhouse and take some pics with our Vipers in front and maybe with some of the staff. Then we're off on a 20 minute cruise to East Rock State Park and hang out for those that wish to take some pictures, then head back to the Roadhouse and have a peanut fight. Just kidding on the peanut fight, but you can throw the shells on the floor, they encourage that! Time: 10:45 AM Place: Texas Roadhouse 524 Sawmill Rd West Haven Ct 06516 203-937-6222 http://www.texasroadhouse.com/ http://www.texasroadhouse.com/restaurant-locations/connecticut/west-haven http://www.texasroadhouse.com/locati...07004210000002 http://www.texasroadhouse.com/restau...west-haven#map East Rock Park: East Rock Park From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search [TABLE="class: cms_table_infobox, width: 22"] [TR] [TD="colspan: 2"]East Rock Park[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD="colspan: 2"]U.S. National Register of Historic Places[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD="colspan: 2"]U.S. Historic district[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD="colspan: 2"] [/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Roughly bounded by State, Davis, Livingston Sts., Park and Mitchell Drs., and Whitney Ave., New Haven, Connecticut[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]41°19′41″N 72°54′21″WCoordinates: 41°19′41″N 72°54′21″W[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]427 acres (173 ha)[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Mitchell,Donald Grant; Olmsted Brothers, et al.[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Queen Anne, Shingle Style, Tudor Revival[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]Local[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]97000299[SUP][/SUP][/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]April 15, 1997[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] East Rock Park is a park in the city of New Haven and the town of Hamden, Connecticut that is operated as a New Haven city park. The park surrounds and includes the mountainous ridge named East Rock and was developed with naturalistic landscaping.. The entire 427-acre (173 ha) park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Soldiers and Sailors Monument East Rock is a popular outdoor recreation destination among residents and visitors of the greater New Haven region. Views from the clifftops span metropolitan New Haven, Long Island Sound, and Long Island. The park is open year round to hikers and walkers. The automobile road is open April 1 to November 1, 8 a.m. to sunset and November 1 to March 31, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and holidays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting. Activities permitted in the park include hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, picnicking, bicycling (on roads and city-designated mountain bike trails only), boating (on the Mill River), bird watching, and dog walking. Rock climbing, swimming, and alcoholic beverages are prohibited. A number of hiking trails traverse the ridge, most notably the Giant Steps Trail which ascends to the summit at a near-vertical pitch from the south. At the foot of the mountain are located football, baseball, and soccer fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, and playgrounds. The Trowbridge Environmental Center is open Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and at least one Saturday a month for public programs; it offers displays and information about the geology and ecosystem of East Rock. The Pardee Rose Garden and Greenhouse features roses and other flowering plants from spring to fall, and is a popular place to shoot wedding pictures.