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Sleeping Giant State Park

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Address: Hamden, CT
Activities: Viewing foliage
Description: A beautiful spot to view the autumn foliage.
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Great Hike

Awesome hike and view. It's not really that changing as other hiking places. Beautiful view must go!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
Jovanni M
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Awesome hike and view. It's not really that changing as other hiking places. Beautiful view must go!!!

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Hamden, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I love Sleeping Giant. Some friends and I were hiking it every week during the summer. Love the experienced (blue I think) trail. Very rewarding. Usually well bring a lunch and hike the experienced trail to the castle and eat up there. Very fun.

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Norcross, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Was visiting an old friend in the area and she suggested a little day hike. I was not expecting such a pretty park! We hiked up to the castle and wandered around a little. It was a gorgeous day and the trail we chose wasn't challenging at all. Would definitely go back when I'm in town again. Only regret was... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

There are many trails to hike on this spot. An advid hiker, well take the tougher "white" trail and climb a rock face. First time hikers, well take the road to the castle. Great scenic views at all times of the year. Want a family function, use the pavilion with a fireplace. This natural setting is home to many species... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

While I have the good fortunate to see Sleeping Giant from my family room, the the trek up the trail is well worth it Th view is spectacular.

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CT
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We had a great time hiking at Sleeping Giant State Park. There are lots of trails and they are easy for even younger children. Great spot to spent some time outside with the family.

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Nashville, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We took a hike up to a stone tower with great views. Getting to the tower was an uphill walk on an easily accessible trail. The fall foliage was beautiful and scenes from the tower were nice. If you are in the area I would definately recommend taking a couple of hours out of your schedule to enjoy.

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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85 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

While our daughter attended Quinnipiac Univerity we often took the opportunity to get some exercise as a family by hiking the Sleeping Giant nearby. The trails are fairly easy to climb with plenty of foliage to keep the sun away. There are beautiful views from the top and a nice stone fortress which is great for pictures

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Rockport, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

If your looking for some country in the city, some hiking on relatively easy trails and some great views I would recommend checking out Sleeping Giant State Park. We recently visited here while on a trip to CT. We spent a fair portion of the afternoon hiking the trail to the top. The trail isn't grueling but does give you... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Great walking paths and historical area to reflect upon. Close to Days Inn and college Parking is a bit high $$$ but worth the time to tour.

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