Top Adventures in Hamden

  • Boulder & Free Climb off the Blue Trail In Sleeping Giant SP

    Sleeping Giant State Park does not just have great hiking, it also has great climbing and bouldering. Pick up the blue trail starting at the backside of the visitor center. This trail climbs pretty steadily but take note that as you hike up the cl...

  • Hike the Tower Trail to the Blue Trail at Sleeping Giant SP

    Sleeping Giant State Park is a place very close to my heart. I spent 4 years right across the street at Quinnipiac University and have hiked “The Giant” more times then I can count and at all different hours. There are a few different trails you c...

    3 miles 518 ft gain

  • Hike the Mill River Trail to the Blue Trail at Sleeping Giant SP

    Since I was a child, I’ve always enjoyed hiking the Giant. As Connecticut parks go, this terrain is some of the most challenging (and unfortunately, the most dangerous) in the state. The actual ridge is approximately 2.75 miles long by 1.75 miles ...

    3 miles 518 ft gain

  • Mountain Bike West Rock Ridge State Park

    West Rock Ridge State Park is a 700 ft high scenic ridge that is located on the west side of New Haven. There are tons of good mountain biking trails located all around the ridge that can satisfy all types of skill levels. The easiest place to par...

  • Hike to Roaring Brook Falls

    Arriving to the falls, parking is residential but don't worry everyone is friendly. Starting off the hike you will walk past a cool pond where you may be able to see some wildlife. Continuing on, you will follow the marked trail where it will take...

    1.2 miles 377 ft gain

  • Hike the Spruce Brook Ravine

    Working my way to the West side of the state, a friend recently helped me discover Naugatuck State Park in Naugatuck, CT. After driving up and around curvy roads, we entered the forest (with a lot of potholes). Here is a map of the park. The parki...

    1 miles

  • Visit Lighthouse Point Park

    The main feature of this park is the Five Mile Point Lighthouse.  The grounds are open year round but the tower is not.  During the months of April through November there is an admission into the park of $30.00 a day for out of state vehicles. The...

  • Hike the Metacomet, Blue, and Yellow Loop

    Start from the Castle Craig road entrance. Walk until you're greeted by a beautiful reservoir. You'll notice the strange but beautiful Mine Island in the middle of all this. You'll also notice markers for White Trails and Yellow Trails. The White ...

    4.5 miles 976 ft gain

  • Drive up Castle Craig

    Castle Craig Tower is a stone observation tower atop East Peak in Meriden.  The round stone observation tower of native trap rock was built by local stone masons in 1900.  It stands on East Peak with an elevation of 976 feet.  The tower is 32 feet...

  • Hike Mt. Higby

    The popular route for this hike is to park your car at the base of the trail which is located right before merging onto 91-S in Middlefield, CT. The parking lot does seem to get crowded mid-day, especially if the weather is nice! The beginning of ...

    2 miles 1033 ft gain

  • Hike to Chauncey Peak

    This loop follows the blue against the reservoir where it will break off to the left (this is a longer hike ~ 6.3 miles that'll eventually get to the peak), but if you're looking for this short hike, keep following the water side where it will mee...

    2.2 miles 371 ft gain

  • Explore Wadsworth Falls

    When it comes to exploring Wadsworth Falls its ease of access couldn't be better. As soon as you pull into the parking lot you hear the falls roaring. Take the quick walk to see the picturesque scenery.Facts about Wadsworth Falls:Height: 25ft tall...

    0.25 miles

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

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      Hop Brook Lake Recreation Area

      Overview Hop Brook Lake Recreation Area is located within the towns of Middlebury, Naugatuck and Waterbury, Connecticut. Its 536 acres provide excellent recreation opportunities and a chance to esc...

    • Thomaston, Connecticut

      Northfield Brook Lake Group Shelters

      Overview Northfield Brook Lake Group Shelters are located along a small scenic lake in the Naugatuck Valley of west-central Connecticut.Naugatuck Valley boasts picturesque small towns, rolling hill...

    • Litchfield, Connecticut

      Meadow Ridge Farm Meadow

      Meadow Ridge Farm is a 110-acre working dairy farm. But don't be misled, the campsite is very secluded, located over a quarter a mile away from anything. You will get to the campsite by driving dow...

      From $140/night

    • Litchfield, Connecticut

      Meadow Ridge Farm Woods

      Meadow Ridge Farm is a 110-acre working dairy farm. But don't be misled, the site is very secluded, located over a quarter a mile away from anything. You will get to the campsite by driving down th...

      From $130/night

    • East Lyme, Connecticut

      Niantic / I-95 Exit 72 KOA

    • Brewster, New York

      Holmestead Woods

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      From $90/night

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