Hubbard Park
Hubbard Park
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  • Carol Ann J
    Germantown, New York1,550 contributions
    A Nice Park
    Hubbard Park is a nice place to relax on a bench and read or walk around the water. We did not hike up to the tower but could see it from the park. We stopped here on our way to another destination in Connecticut. There is plenty of space to spread out.
    Written May 13, 2022
  • pcacace
    Cheshire, Connecticut13 contributions
    Visit castle Craig
    If you're up for a 3 mile hike, walk up to the Castle at Hubbard Park. The view of the are is just beautiful. Some days they allow you to drive a car. Be sure to see the daffodils in the Spring - quite spectacular!
    Written June 2, 2013
  • Eileen H
    Milford, Connecticut4 contributions
    Christmas Lights in Winter
    Hubbard Park has a beautiful and quaint Christmas Light decorations every winter. There are a variety of characters set up throughout the park, which is easy to drive through and free of charge. Isn't very big, but if you are close by, it is definitely worth the trip.
    Written December 3, 2015
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Loki70
East Haddam, CT215 contributions
May 2012
This park is used for a bunch of festivals. It gets crowded with people and car traffic which wouldnt be bad if the people crowding the place were considerate or polite. I avoid this place like the plague during the daffodil festival or any other carnival or concert. Prom pics are HUGE here. Limos as far as the eye can see double parked with hopeful prom kids wanting nice pictures taken. When its not crowded its a beautiful park with many many trails and a gorgeous ride up to the castle tower. Ive done wedding as well as prom photo shoots at this park. Avoid the park in the summer months as the pool is open, unless you enjoy loud idiots, punks and blaring spanish music. Oh and make sure you are not up at the castle tower past closing time as they lock the gate with no way to get out with your car. 20 or more cars were trapped behind the locked gate. The meriden police department were there and didnt know their butts from their elbows and the park rangers were MIA. Stuck for over an hour behind locked gate staring down dumbfounded Meriden police. If I had a winch on my jeep at the time i would have busted out and released our trapped butts and to heck with the police.......
Written April 8, 2013
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mksanthoshkumar
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India67 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
The hike to castle Craig is relatively easy with a steep hike across loose stones at the end .Follow the white square on trees .There is no water/restroom facilities on top.The castle can be accesed by car through a properly laid road.The view from top of castle is great.
Written July 11, 2019
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S L
Carbondale, IL54 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
When you pull into the park, head to the smaller parking lot to the left for the trail head. The easiest way to NOT get lost hiking up to Castle Craig is to follow the trail with the white rectangle markings on the trees. Anyone who exercises or is active should be able to do the hike; even though it gets steep at the end, the steep part is the shortest part. The view from the top is well worth the exertion of getting there. The noise of the highway disappears as you get higher up and is replaced with lovely birdsong. Definitely bring some water. NOTE: On July 4th, the police close off Castle Craig and you cannot hike (or drive) all the way to the very top, because that's where they set up the fireworks for Meriden. There is a look-out just below it where you can get excellent views though (where the photo in the March 2019 review below was taken from).
Written July 7, 2019
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Mack055
Huntington, IN42 contributions
Sep 2018 • Family
We had a nice walk around the park. The trails in the woods were wide and pretty smooth. It was a pretty little park.
Written September 21, 2018
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Irene G
17 contributions
Jan 2018 • Friends
Winter - Often iceskating if ice on pond is frozen; millions of Christmas lights twinkle
Spring - Flowers are starting to open, over 600,000 daffodils on view
Summer - Ducks floating (and you can feed them), picnics abound, green grass to sit upon;
Fall - Connecticut's fall scenery at is very best seen from the Castle Tower
Written January 25, 2018
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MNC-0127
Meriden, CT21 contributions
Dec 2015 • Solo
Hubbard Park in Meriden, CT is a great place to visit. Take stroll around Mirror Lake. Feed the ducks. Have a picnic. Enjoy the sun. Read a book. People watch. I personally love to visit the park during my lunch hour. I pick up lunch, listen to music and enjoy my one hour solitude. It's where I escape if only for a little while. For Christmas enjoy the Festival of Lights. In the Spring enjoy the Daffodil Festival. In the summer, the Puerto Rican Festival. For the holidays, Christmas in the Park. Visit Hubbard Park in Meriden. You'll be glad you did.
Written January 13, 2016
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Dias
Connecticut116 contributions
Dec 2014
The Christmas lights are a must see. How fortunate the founder of the park (Walter Hubbard) left a trust fund for the Park also. This allows visitors to experience free Christmas displays, thousands of daffodils in April, and well-maintained hiking trails. One of the best city parks in the State of Connecticut.
Written December 14, 2014
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Jan S
Honolulu, HI46 contributions
Jan 2021
We walked the white trail and then the orange trail to the castle. The white trail was easy, the orange a bit challenging. The view from the top was beautiful.
Written January 13, 2021
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howsthings
Easton, CT44 contributions
Oct 2019
Besides being a beautiful park with wildlife, a pond, walkways, and shelters, there is the plus of two sets of dinosaur tracks, just next to the main road and beside the large pond.
Written November 5, 2019
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MikeEcsedy
Brookfield, CT141 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Visited Hubbard Park in June. Very nice view up to Castle Craig, very nice lake with ducks and geese to feed. Hike 3 miles up to Castle Craig, very cool. I suggest avoiding the Daffodil Festival weekend. It's become dominated by corporate interests instead of crafty booths and some of the corporate vendors were rude. Much more peaceful visiting when it was not Daffodil Festival weekend.
Written June 22, 2019
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