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Sleeping Giant State Park

Hamden, CT
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Hamden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing foliage
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Owner description: A beautiful spot to view the autumn foliage.

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Norcross, Georgia
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
2 reviews
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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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
19 reviews 19 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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161 reviews 161 reviews
84 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Ashburnham, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Sleeping Giant is a great area to hike for the whole family. The main path up the mountain is a solid walking path that is very easy to navigate. The views from the top are incredible. You can see Quinnipiac University from one spot. There is a cute stone fortress building at the top. Great for pictures.

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Redding, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If you are local this is a great place to hike. I went here with my girlfriend and we had a great time. If you want a little bit of a workout, I would suggest hiking the Blue trail at the start. It gets very steep very fast but you hit the "peak" at about 30 minutes. We then linked... More

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