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NOTICE: Amplified music, bounce houses and other play equipment are NOT ALLOWED. Please call the park directly, before making a reservation, if you have questions regarding other rules and regulations. Additional information can also be found at: http://www.ct.gov/dep
SLEEPING GIANT PICNIC SHELTER, CT
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DescriptionTwo miles of mountaintop resembling a large man lying in repose, the "sleeping giant" is a popular feature of the south central Connecticut skyline. Sleeping Giant State Park offers unparalleled hiking, as well as other activities. 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.
Sleeping Giant State Park is located in south central Connecticut.
Sleeping Giant State Park is a designated Trout Park, making stream fishing popular. Hike to Scenic Vista Lookout Tower, or enjoy the nature trail and have a picnic.
Youth Group Camping is available at Sleeping Giant State Park. Park facilities include restrooms, picnic shelters, and picnic tables.
Nearby parks include West Rock Ridge State Park and Wharton Brook State Park.
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Alerts and Important InformationAll Parking fees are additional and will be collected on arrival at the gate.
Getting There:From I-91: Take Exit 10. Get onto the Route 40 connector, and stay on it until it ends. At the light, take a right onto Route 10N, and drive 1ÃÂ½ miles. Turn right onto Mt. Carmel Avenue. The park entrance is on the left, across from Quinnipiac University. From Wilbur Cross Parkway: Take Exit 61. Go north onto Whitney Avenue for 3 miles, and take a right onto Mt. Carmel Avenue. The park entrance is on the left, across from Quinnipiac University. From I-84 to Cheshire: Take Route 70S onto Route 10 south, and drive 5 miles. Turn left at the light onto Mt. Carmel Avenue. The park entrance is on the left, across from Quinnipiac University.
Mailing Address:SLEEPING GIANT PICNIC SHELTER
200 MOUNT CARMEL AVE.
HAMDEN CT 06518
Phone Number:Information: (203)789-7498