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Sleeping Giant State Park

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Two miles of mountain top resembling a large man lying in repose, the "sleeping giant," is a popular feature of the south central Connecticut skyline. A 1 1/2 mile scenic trail leads to the stone observation tower on the peak of Mt Carmel, which provides an excellent view of Long Island Sound and the New Haven area. The 1439-acre park offers a picnic shelter, drinking water, flush toilets, gravel parking. Open daily, also weekends and holidays. Located 2 miles north of Hamden off Route 10.

Location: 200 Mount Carmel Ave, Hamden Connecticut 06518 Telephone 860-424-3200

Other Connecticut State Parks nearby:
(Harwinton) Black Rock State Park
(Groton) Bluff Point Coastal Reserve
(Torrington) Burr Pond State Park
(Redding) Collis P. Huntington State Park
(Colchester) Day Pond State Park
(Torrington) Dennis Hill State Park

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