New Haven Hikers' Walk at Sleeping Giant

Hi folks! Please join us for an easy midsummer hike with a welcoming group of friends-in-the-making.  This Meetup will take place at Sleeping Giant State Park which is a state park located in Hamden, CT. This hike usually takes less than two hours.

$1-2 DONATION: Please note that members who arrive without donations for any reason have always been welcomed with warmth and without question.

WHEN AND WHERE: As usual, plan to arrive five minutes early. [Please note that parking along the street will likely be necessary if the weather is anything resembling nice.]

Please meet us at the main SG entrance, across the street from Quinnipiac University. Members converge by the big trail map at 11:55 or 12:00 and head out at five after.

DIRECTIONS: Please see Sleeping Giant State Park website. Parking is free on the street

 

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  • Kelly

    Sorry I missed you all, but somehow I put the wrong address on my gps and by the time I finally found the park it was past 12:10pm. See you next time.

    June 30, 2013

    • Sarah

      Hope so! Take care. Sarah (Organizer)

      July 10, 2013

    • David M.

      As I discovered, it's easy to catch up to the group on the tower trail. For future reference for everyone, 12:10 would have worked at Sleeping Giant. I think even up to 12:20 you could catch us.

      July 11, 2013

  • Rob

    I just posted a bunch of plant and fungus photos for those of us learning the names of things. Add comments to the photos if you know what they are.

    1 · June 30, 2013

    • Robin D.

      thank you for the photos, Rob!

      July 2, 2013

    • Sarah

      Sweet!

      July 10, 2013

  • Ann M.

    Thanks, Rob for the photos! Thanks again to Sarah. Nice day! See you at West Woods.

    1 · July 2, 2013

  • Robin D.

    i really enjoyed the walk & the meet-up. thanks to Sarah for organizing, and i will look forward to further opportunities to hike with you all! --my leg muscles are still aching! :-)

    1 · July 2, 2013

  • MikeE

    A bit late in commenting, but it was a great day. Thanks to our benefactor Sarah, and to everyone who made the day so pleasant.

    1 · July 1, 2013

  • Dana

    Thanks, Sarah! Hope to see you all again in a couple weeks.

    1 · June 30, 2013

  • Dave

    Thanks Sarah. A great group of people and a nice place to hike....Nice meeting everyone...

    1 · June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kelly, we are at Aunt Chiladas if you are still around.

    June 30, 2013

  • Dave S

    Can't make it, it's just too humid out for me

    June 30, 2013

  • Teri

    Carol and I are 5 min away!

    June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm late. Turned Round for no money at park. Hitting ATM. What vehicle do I look for? At the park right. [masked]

    June 30, 2013

  • Ivy

    Family visiting. Can't make it this time. Have a great day

    June 30, 2013

  • Dave S

    see you all there

    June 29, 2013

  • Mimi

    Excited, the first meet-up for me!!

    June 29, 2013

  • Dave

    Hi,
    Like to hike & meet new people.

    June 29, 2013

    • Todd

      Welcome to the hike

      June 29, 2013

  • Donna

    Looking forward to what will be my first meet-up. Hope the weather holds!...

    June 29, 2013

  • Lisa

    thought I'd be able to make it, but ends up parents are coming to town this weekend. Hopefully next time!

    June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Scratch that. The coffee just kicked in. I'll be there.

    June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be there, if I get out of Hamden DMV before 12. My number is[masked] 6599. Thanks.

    June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Look forward to my first hike with the group. Would you cancel if it rains? How will I know?

    June 28, 2013

  • Kim A.

    Rehabbing broken ankle

    June 27, 2013

  • Mike O.

    Are dogs welcome?

    June 26, 2013

  • Mike O.

    I hope to make it, I play underwater hockey in cheshire until 11:15.

    June 26, 2013

  • Bryan

    Unfortunately I have to be on call at work. I'll try to connect again at the next event!

    June 25, 2013

  • sue

    Hi. This will be 1st time hiking with a group. Can someone tell me what I need to be prepared. I know water is a must, what about clothing? Sneakers ok?

    1 · June 24, 2013

    • Sarah

      Sneakers work fine for this hike. For all hikes but the sleeping giant hike, hiking boots are more appropriate. Sarah (Organizer)

      1 · June 25, 2013

    • sue

      Thanks for the advice on what to bring. I am looking forward to this. Something new and healthy, and meeting new friends. what gets better than this? I am bringing my camera, never know what I may get on film. See you all then. Sue/Spirit

      June 25, 2013

  • Tracy A.

    plus our small dog (leashed & with carrier)

    June 25, 2013

  • Lisa

    Is this hike ok for kids too?

    June 25, 2013

    • Todd

      I would say yes

      June 25, 2013

  • Tracy A.

    Hiya! Looks like our pets will enjoy a dogs' day out too :)
    If it's okay, we'll bring our small dog (Cleo, a good-natured 14 lb Tibetan Spaniel), on leash and with a carrier for when she gets tired. We got her a lyme vaccine and will get some tick repellent with Deet for good measure. I'm looking forward to meeting fellow hikers and pups for a day on the trails. --Tracy, Rene and Ravi

    June 25, 2013

  • Todd

    Can we do the blue trail

    June 24, 2013

    • Sarah

      Nope! The trails for this group are established to best meet the needs of the group, which is diverse and intended to be welcoming to inexperienced hikers. Sarah (Organizer)

      1 · June 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Which trail do you plan on taking?

      June 25, 2013

  • MikeE

    SG is my favorite...and so close!

    June 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    With dog!

    June 22, 2013

    • Sarah

      Leashed please! Looking forward to hiking with you. Sarah (Organizer)

      June 25, 2013

  • Robin D.

    this will be the first time for me to join you! see you then!

    1 · June 24, 2013

  • Heather M.

    Thrilled to get out into the beautiful outdoors!

    1 · June 24, 2013

  • Diane

    Maybe - I might go out of town, but if not I will attend the hike!

    2 · June 24, 2013

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