SLEEPING GIANT STATE PARK

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 -- Governor Dannel P. Malloy held a news conference at Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden to announce that July 26 and 27, 2014 will be "Free State Parks Weekend" in Connecticut. For the weekend, all parking and museum fees will be waived throughout Connecticut’s state park system.

Free Admission This Weekend To State Parks

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Those who enjoy the outdoors will get a freebie this weekend. Governor Dannel Malloy, along with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, is announcing free admission for residents to […]

07/23/2014

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Top Parks With Barbecues In Connecticut

Connecticut’s public parks are great places to have a picnic and a cookout. Here are five of the top parks with barbecues.

06/07/2014

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Top Summer Backpacking Trips In Connecticut

Even beginners can find trails that match their experience at one of these top backpacking locations.

05/03/2014

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Take A New Year’s Day Hike

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Hikers who want to chill out after New Year’s Eve parties can indulge themselves in four Connecticut state park hikes on New Year’s Day. First Day Hikes are planned for Sleeping […]

12/30/2013

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Four Nature Hikes to Explore Connecticut’s Outdoors

By Dani Frank From the deer holding court in your own backyard to the Hostas growing in your front yard, a three-course meal for said deer, Connecticut’s native wildlife and plant life are reminders of […]

02/18/2012

Sleeping Giant State Park, Hamden

Man Pronounced Dead After Fall From Cliff

An 18-year-old man has died after falling nearly 200 feet from a cliff at Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden.

02/06/2012

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