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Sleeping Giant State Park

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Address: Hamden, CT
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Sleeping Giant Stands Tall in Excellence!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We didn't make it to far up it was pretty icy still but what we saw of it was pretty. I would go again and finish the hike.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I have found this to be a nice spot for a day hike. The Tower trail is a good spot to take your dog for a walk. We had a pleasant surprise when we got to the castle at the summit, a warm fire in the fireplace.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This amazing park has trails for every skill level and the view from the castle at the top is truly breathtaking!!!

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We visited in the winter as we just discovered the park but can't wait to get back in warmer weather.

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New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My daughter is going to Quinnipiac university and this is across the street. very steep beautiful views about a 4 to 5 mile round trip to the top castle. Would recommend to visit. I was there for parents weekend and it was a little crowded but not uncomfortable just busy. You can park on the street and then you do... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Great place to hike or just relax. Love looking at the Sleeping Giant. Well kept and very scenic. Must see if you're in Hamden.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Sleeping Giant is the place to go to hike a variety of trails that range in difficulty from paved, for beginners, to fairly technical, for experienced only. Worth the trip!

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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Sleeping giant park is a wonderful family hiking area, hikers with dogs, and generally anyone who loves to hike. Lots of well marked trails from a variety of levels. Main hike is about one and a half miles one way on a wide trail. The blue and white trails are much more difficult and challenging. Wonderful views and birds spotted... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Really nice to be able to choose your trail based on how serious of a hike you want. It is a beautiful park, and they charge to park during most seasons - plan ahead.

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