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Sleeping Giant State Park

Address: Hamden, CT
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Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Hamden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing foliage
Owner description: A beautiful spot to view the autumn foliage.
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing foliage
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: A beautiful spot to view the autumn foliage.

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New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Great place for a day trip. Free to enter and park. Be ready for a long hike to the top! But well worth it. There are less demanding trails available to explore so there is something for every fitness level. The large open field is great if you feel in the mood yo have a picnic and certain days during... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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34 reviews 34 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

i like the hiking trails and you can walk for hours because it is natural. but if people don't throughout their trash on the ground that would be great.

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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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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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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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