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“Lake Views!”

West Rock Ridge State Park
Ranked #4 of 16 things to do in Hamden
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Lake Views!”
Reviewed February 6, 2012

Beautiful state park that offers various hiking trails. Some can be challenging for those older hikers as you have to climb up some rocks, but you can avoid those trails. It is very serene and each season brings its beauty. It would be nice if people listened to the leash law. Many owners leave their dogs free to run which can be scary when they run and jump on you.

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“Wonderful views at the top - picnic and hiking”
Reviewed December 17, 2011

We have been visiting West Rock since we were kids. The best part of the park is the overlook area at the top (about 400+ feet elevation) that gives wonderful views of the New Haven county area and Long Island Sound. There is an access road that goes up to the overlook.

It is a nice place for a picnic and hiking. There are plenty of marked trails throughout the park.

Here you will also find Judges Cave which is really a group of large rocks that provided shelter and was used as a hideout for 2 of the 3 Judges that had fled England in the 1600's.

East Rock Park in New Haven gives similar views.

Visited September 2011
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