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Sleeping Giant State Park

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Address: Hamden, CT
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+1 860-424-3000
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A beautiful spot to view the autumn foliage.

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One of the best state parks

I absolutely love Sleeping Giant State Park. I grew up on the mountain. Literally. Living on Chestnut Lane near the foot. Spent every summer hiking from the head past the castle... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Guilford, Connecticut
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Guilford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I absolutely love Sleeping Giant State Park. I grew up on the mountain. Literally. Living on Chestnut Lane near the foot. Spent every summer hiking from the head past the castle across the varied trails. It is a wonderful place. The trails are very well laid out. They provide for a diversity of different experiences and different skills. The View... More 

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Thank nbend1
Milford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Relaxing or can also do harder trails. Perfect to have leashed dog with us too. The dogs all have a good time sniffing the ground and each other

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Thank Smilingeyes0
Trumbull, Connecticut
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love "the giant" . Our family has introduced many people to this park. Great hiking trails, it is getting a little too well known these days, I try to go on weekdays when it is less crowded.

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Thank imirish2016
Palm beach gardens
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62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

The blue trail along the ridge is my favorite but the pathway to the small castle doesn't disappoint. It's a 1.6 mile walk with a rewarding little castle at the end. Pack a lunch and have a picnic when you get there! The pathway is gravel and very easy to walk. It has a slight incline but nothing to steep.

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Thank JessiAnn85
New Haven, Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

Love this state park. Beautiful hiking trails. Try the Castle trail for a nice beginner trail or one of the more advanced colors for more of a challenge.

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Thank talkingtree1
Staunton, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Our family with small children did the hike up to the Tower on a beautiful fall Saturday. Nice wide path, gentle incline. Great for kids. Even saw some strollers (or carriages, as they say in CT). Beautiful view from the top & the colors were spectacular. The only negative would be that we went on a Saturday so it was... More 

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Thank Lydspot
Montague, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

We decided to take the hike to the top. Well it was a nice 1.6 mile climb along the great trail. Great look out tower at the top. You can see along way from the top of the tower.

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Thank Rockchef1
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

This place is gorgeous. Nice climb to the top. The trails are great and easy to follow. And the little castle thing at the top is so cool. Be careful if it's rainy or wet- the floors get slick.

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Thank Shannon K
North Haven, Connecticut
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

The old "Sleeping Giant" has been a popular site for hikers tog et outdoors for decades. It is so popular that it can be over populated especially on nice weekend days. Located next to Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT parking is at a prime and sadly the parks volunteers have their work cut out for then removing trash and doing... More 

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Thank ssgd1960
Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Sleeping Giant State Park is a great place to get some exercise and enjoy the views from various vantage points. Take the kids and the dogs if you so choose. There are easy trails and expert trails. Please exercise extreme caution when walking in the park, it's easy to twist an ankle. Keep an eye on the kiddos, one wrong... More 

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