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West Rock Ridge State Park

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1134 Wintergreen Ave, Hamden, CT 06514-4212
+1 203-287-5658
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Judge's Cave, Views from Regicide's Trail

Hike up and view an interesting artifact of CT colonial past, Judge's Cave, where Dixwell, Whalley... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dale P
Kingston, NY
Grew up on "The Mountain"

As kids hiking the mountain was everyday and always an adventure, of course the imaginations ran as... read more

Reviewed February 22, 2017
Pensacola, Florida
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1134 Wintergreen Ave, Hamden, CT 06514-4212
+1 203-287-5658
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hike up and view an interesting artifact of CT colonial past, Judge's Cave, where Dixwell, Whalley and Goffe (three of the Judge's who condemned Charles I of England) held up for a month or so in 1661 trying to elude agents of his son King...More

Thank Dale P
Reviewed February 22, 2017

As kids hiking the mountain was everyday and always an adventure, of course the imaginations ran as wild as we ran wild down the well worn paths we and others had forged. "Ringo-lario" hiding spots and climbing to "Three Judges Cave" What a life!!! Now...More

Thank Jett2000
Reviewed January 19, 2017

Lake Wintergreen area in Hamden is fine place for a walk or kayaking on the small artificial lake. Secure during daylight hours because it is usually has a decent number of people about, not because any park ranger is present. The area most locals associate...More

Thank Kurt M
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

About 15 minutes from I-95, there are two distinct areas to this park. First, is the scenic drive that takes you to the top of the mountain where you see nice views of New Haven. fall foliage is just hurting so what is a good...More

Thank Norjeff2
Reviewed August 31, 2016

I like to walk around Lake Wintergreen as much as possible(but probably not nearly enough). The walk around is fairly easy(except for one rocky part-wear sneakers!) and will probably take you less than an hour. The views are breathtaking, and even more spectacular in the...More

Thank Christina R
Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Spectacular views from the top. I've driven to the top many times and have hiked up too. Very well worth the trip up to the top.

Thank twinskie
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Much less popular than sleeping giant so there is more solitude to be had. Many great vantage points both north and south, east and west. I prefer to go in at the north end and do some exploring. Realtively easy hiking, riding, or trail running....More

Thank BPlan71
Reviewed June 7, 2016

Hike around lake Wintergreen for a level easy walk. or go up to 3 Judges Cave and out to the parking area for some great views. Most of the hiking is very easy. There is a road that is no longer open to traffic (although...More

1  Thank debascan
Reviewed May 27, 2016

This is a cool place. In addition to it being the second largest concentration of rare and endangered species of any park in the state, Peregrine Falcons are making a comeback since this seems to be a favorite roosting/breeding location, and it is an interesting...More

Thank Gunksman
Reviewed May 25, 2016

Beautiful Wintergreen lake surrounded by numerous hiking trails. Overlook area has amazing views of New Haven. Very convenient location

Thank Mdbarr1972
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