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Sleeping Giant State Park

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

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Nice hike!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Lydspot
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Staunton, Virginia
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Staunton, Virginia
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Montague, New Jersey
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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13 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Firemedicmick
Dover, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small state park but great assortment of hikes for all levels. leisure walk up the paved walkway to the fort at the top or challenge yourself on the blue trail. Find the map online and find the alternate parking sites at different areas around the park. I encountered a couple who had paid $9 for parking at the main lot... More 

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Thank Leborgne S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a nice day, it is easy to see New Haven and Long Island Sound, and from a few spots on some trails, one can also see Hartford. A wide range of crossing trails allows hikers to select from a broad range of desired experiences- from relatively steep rocky trails to well-graded gravel covered trails. While serious hikers may be... More 

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Thank JKDA
Bethel, Maine, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

This state park is fantastic. We parked at QU because we have a student there. I recommend going up the Blue Trail (very steep and tricky) and down the white trail (very easy) Not the opposite like we did.

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Thank Tracyh71
Hamden, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This park has lots of great, clearly marked trails with some awesome views. Make sure to pick up a trail map, and know that only the tower trail and the blue trail lead to the tower at the top.

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Thank Rachel Z
Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

The pathways are well maintained and not that steep. There are restrooms and a castle at the top to view the foliage, and whatever city that is that you can see near by!

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