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Sleeping Giant State Park

Hamden, CT
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Hamden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Viewing foliage
Description: A beautiful spot to view the autumn foliage.
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Millbury, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I enjoyed Sleeping Giant...I hiked with a group from 4 years old to 60, and it did not seem to difficult for anyone. There were a couple trails with differing difficulty, we chose the easy one which was a gravel road. It was mainly shaded so even on a hot day you didn't feel overheated. The kids loved the castle... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If you're hiking one of the more popular trails you'll want to come very early in the morning, as around lunch time it gets quite busy, especially on weekends. The park is dog friendly, so you'll see lots of people out with their pets (on leash only). This is a family friendly destination as well, with bathrooms and water from... More

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Naugatuck, CT
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Definitely a great place to hike. No fee to park during the week day's which is great! Great place to hike with your dog on a leash.

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Jersey Shore, PA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a beautiful state park with miles of hiking paths. We hike there every time we are in CT! In fact, my 90 year old grandmother hiked to the "castle" on her 90th birthday. It's her favorite park

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Stratford, Connecticut
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

For years I have hiked the trails in Sleeping Giant. When I was a Boy Scout leader in Milford our troop hiked the Giant many times on the Blue Trail. They boys loved the climb up the face of the Giant along the quarry. Every fall I park my truck and walk three trails totaling nine miles. I start on... More

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Meriden, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Several trails of different experience levels are available here. Take the main trail up to the stone tower to get a glimpse of new haven harbor on a clear day. The views are magnificent in October so be sure to check out the foliage.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The view and history of the mountain is amazing. A great hike to the castle at the top with an amazing view of Quinnipiac University and New Haven all the way out to the Long Island Sound. Bring a picnic and a camera.

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Hamden, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

We have been enjoying Sleeping Giant for generations walking its trails and eating picnic meals. A trip to the Castle and viewing the quarry along the way is an exciting and enticing for all ages.

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connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I don't hike (so I arbitrarily clicked a date when I was supposedly last there--though I DID hike there a couple of times a few years ago), but many people I know do--as until recently did my wife, who has been heavily involved with the Giant--and give great praise to the park. Park membership includes a newsletter, occasional social events... More

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Westfield, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

A beautiful park with amazing scenery. Has trails for most ability levels. Even if you don't hike there are plenty of benches to sit and enjoy the sights.

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