Connecticut State Park Journeys: Sleeping Giant State Park

It’s possible Sleeping Giant is the Connecticut State Park I’ve been to the most! Autumn is my favorite time to go, as you can see from these pictures from fall 2020. The park is huge and I haven’t done nearly close to all the trails. I prefer to go here without the kids so I can do some serious hiking.

My sister and I did over seven miles one day this past fall. We like to skip the main parking lot and park at the Chestnut Lane entrance. Not much parking at that trail head but we are usually the only ones. Maybe I should keep that a secret 🙂

If you are wondering about the name, it is because the entire park, from afar, looks like a sleeping giant on the sky line. I have a picture of it as seen from Castle Craig:

Not the best picture but I hope you can get the idea
Quarry ruins
The autumn trees get me every year

I love when a state park as their own association and website. Check out sgpa.org for all you need to know about Sleeping Giant!

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