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Sleeping Giant State Park

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Address: Hamden, CT
Phone Number: 860-424-3000
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

A beautiful spot to view the autumn foliage.

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Wonderful walking hiking trails not to far from route 84. Will come back when the leaves have turned.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Sterling, Massachusetts
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Sterling, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful walking hiking trails not to far from route 84. Will come back when the leaves have turned.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a beautiful mountain with miles of hiking trails. The most popular being the hike to the castle. If you reach the top which is a moderate challenge, you will be rewarded with great views of several towns including on clear days Long Island NY

Thank Greg R
Wallingford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

what a beautiful area for hiking/walking. There are many trail options and a castle at the top with a nice bathroom

Thank Arnie S
North Branford, Connecticut
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to spend the day. Good for hiking, fishing picnicking, viewing nature and numerous vistas and relaxing. Plenty of parking for a fee or street parking, if you don't mind the walk. The tower trail affords many excellent views of Hamden and New Haven vista. The stream is easily accessible and good for fishing. Picnic facilities and restrooms are... More 

Thank Frank G
Mt. Carmel
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This state park is clean and has hiking trails for everyone! Picnic space is ample. Pick up a travel map. There is much more to the park than the castle.

Thank 50StatesQuest
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now is the time of year to plan a Fall hike/picnic to Sleeping Giant park in Hamden, CT Make sure to wear good hiking shoes and bring water. A crisp fall day is perfect to hike up to the tower and have a picnic. Clear days allow views all the way to Long Island!!! It is truly awesome. We have... More 

Thank Martha S
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very pretty park for hiking. It seemed to have many trails but we were only able to explore for a couple of hours. We chose the blue trail up to the tower but I must warn that when they rate it as hard, they mean it. We found ourselves rock climbing about a third of the trail... More 

Thank Kim449
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sleeping giant state park is a great place to go for a hike with the family! Take the main trail up to the tower!

Thank Renee G
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have hiked here many times between 2012 & 2016. My favorite is to make a full day of it, hiking up the blue trail from the back side of the mountain. However, if I felt a little lazy, walking up to the castle on the main trail still got my heart pumping. Dog-friendly and kid-friendly, I keep dog treats... More 

Thank CaSondra S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic place for hiking and exploring alone or with family and friends. Make sure to bring plenty of water for you and the dogs - all dogs must remain on a leash for safety! Enjoy your travels.

Thank Nancy R

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