I'm happy to see Sleeping Giant State Park is now open. We will be hiking up the Tower trail on this hike. The Tower trail is a gravel type trail that has many switch backs with a gradual uphill pattern ending at the peak called Mt. Carmel. This trail is about 1 ½ miles with the peak containing a stone observation tower which provides wonderful views of Long Island Sound and the New Haven area. Good stable foot wear is recommended. We will be hiking for about 1.5 -2 hours. We will take a moderate pace with a few stops for water or snack breaks. If you are unsure about whether this hike is for you, please email me through this site with any questions.
We will meet at the Park map sign area just inside the entrance to the park. Use the park/ GPS address of 200 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden, CT. Parking is available in a lot and along Mount Carmel Ave.
If you get lost or need help getting to the meeting place, you can call me on my cell at[masked].
Make sure you bring some water and a snack. Children are not allowed but well mannered dogs are welcome as long as they remain on a leash. Pack some Insect/Tic repellent as well.
Stormy rainy/snowy weather will cancel the event. If i need to cancel the event, I'll post a announcement on this page at least two hours before our starting time. If in doubt, stay on the safe side.
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