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Sleeping Giant State Park

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Address: Hamden, CT
Phone Number: 860-424-3000
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Viewing foliage
Description: A beautiful spot to view the autumn foliage.

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Great Outdoor Escape in Hamden

Whether you are a casual hiker or experienced rock climber Sleeping Giant has the right trails for you. The blue trail to the lookout is the easiest and most traveled. Beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Hamden, Connecticut
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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Whether you are a casual hiker or experienced rock climber Sleeping Giant has the right trails for you. The blue trail to the lookout is the easiest and most traveled. Beautiful view of New Haven and Long Island Sound from the summit. Clean large picnic area at the base. Parking and admission is reasonable.

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Bourne, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

awesome views from the tower, long hike, but trail was kept up. well worth the hike, then we went to Wentworth's for ice cream.

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Grandville, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We generally bike here from New Haven, though we have also driven. The parking on weekends can be a bit difficult. Cars are parked all up and down the road depending on the time of day. If you are looking to come from New Haven and make a day (or a long morning/afternoon) out of the trip, a bike rideup... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I have been to a lot of trails so that's why I think its average , they have picnic areas , and bathrooms , good trails , but lots of spiders , be careful .

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

If you're like me and you live in NYC you will want to get out of the city for regular day trips to get your fill of nature or some fresh air. Sleeping Giant State Park does that. I found the park via Tripadvisor when looking for things to do within CT. It did not disappoint. The hike itself was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

My friends and I go to Sleeping Giant often for hiking. There are multiple level trails so all levels can enjoy this hike.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I have hiked Sleeping Giant many times. It is great for beginners, or intermediate hikers, or even just for a great day out for some fresh air and photo ops. At the top of the main trail is a great lookout tower where you can see panoramic views of the surrounding Hamden and New Haven Area. Great for families, solo... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Visited this park while in Connecticut visiting a potential school. The place is beautiful unfortunately not very many people were picking up after their dogs. And the staff was not helpful in any way. I asked for some paperwork or brochures and got talked to like I'm an idiot. Maybe it's just because I'm from the south where people are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is one of our favorite hiking trail/park that me, my wife and friends go to for leisure hike or when getting ready for our annual Mt. Washington hike. They have a selection of trail system that will match every fitness level. Blue trail is the hardest while Tower trail as one of the easiest. They also have a large... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Beautiful, interesting, varied, and well-cared-for. SGSP has hiking trails of varying degrees of difficulty, a picnic-tabled cookout area under the shade of beautiful 80' tall pines, stream fishing, and the stone tower atop of the main trail. Youth camping, adequate bathroom facilities, and handicap access to the central facilities. The Sleeping Giant Park Association does a large service to the... More 

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Additional Information about Sleeping Giant State Park

Address: Hamden, CT
Phone Number: 860-424-3000
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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