Kelly Smith

New Haven

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  1. Gay City State Park - Hiking

    New Haven

    Gay City State Park, located on the Hebron-Bolton town line in eastern-central Connecticut, offers 1,569 acres and several trails around a historic Mill Site with a freshwater lake at its center—the perfect way to cool off after a moderate day hike.

  2. Gillette Castle State Park - Hiking

    New Haven

    From the balcony of the historic Gillette Castle, the views of the Connecticut River are spectacular, but there are only a few trail options.

  3. Lover’s Leap State Park - Hiking

    New Haven

    Though Lover’s Leap State Park is roughly 42 miles outside of New Haven proper, a trip north will reward you with views of Connecticut’s country landscape and the waters of Lake Lillinonah (park of the Housatonic River) and the Still River.

  4. Mount Tom State Park - Hiking

    New Haven

    Any and all skill levels will enjoy this 1.1-mile loop along the Mount Tom Mountain Range for its success in delivering some of the best views of Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York around.

  5. Penwood State Park - Hiking

    New Haven

    Penwood State Park is 787 acres of heavily wooded beauty overlooking the Connecticut River Valley along the northern portion of the Talcott Mountain Range, offering spectacular views and solitude - it's perfect for hikers who prefer fewer human encounters on their journey.

  6. West Rock Ridge State Park

    New Haven

    For its close proximity to New Haven, West Rock Ridge State Park offers an impressive number of hiking options from short 1 to 2 mile loops up to 16 mile treks (8 to 10 hours, round trip) along the western-facing ridge.

  7. Mattatuck State Forest - Hiking

    New Haven

    The Mattatuck trail is a part of the Connecticut Blue-Blazed Trail system and is an intermediate hike that crosses through Waterbury and Watertown Connecticut.

  8. Peter’s Rock Park - Hiking

    New Haven

    Peter’s Rock is a short, heavily-wooded hike, located just four miles from Downtown New Haven, without the crowds.

  9. Shenipsit State Park - Hiking

    New Haven

    The Shenipsit Trail is well-suited for all skill levels as it covers over 40 miles of trails and picnic spots from East Hampton to Somers, Connecticut.

  10. Talcott Mountain - Hiking

    New Haven

    This trail offers the best view of the Farmington River Valley around. Locally-loved, but worth the drive up from New Haven.

  11. Sleeping Giant State Park - Hiking

    New Haven

    According to legend, Sleeping Giant Mountain, which features the distinct anthropomorphic features of a “head” “chest” and “feet” along its ridges visible from across Connecticut, was formed when the spirit Hobbomock, diverted the Connecticut River from the Quinnipiac people.