CT: Meriden- New Haven County- Hubbard Park/Castle Craig (Fall 2020)

This is the highest point within 25 miles of the coastline from Connecticut to Florida!

Choose any difficulty level to reach Castle Craig.

In season (early May through October) you can drive up to the castle. Off season you could walk the 2.8 mile out and back road or you can hike the mountain.

All routes will lead to a stunning view at the top. While it can be easy to get to, please note that these are trap rock ridges and care needs to be taken to keep kids away from the edges.

You can climb the metal staircase to the top for 360 views.

My research found that these ridges were originally created by volcanoes. The land was donated by Walter Hubbard, a businessman, who only asked that it remain free to include no for-profit concessions inside the park.

Walk around the lake also lovely!

Meriden Land Trust has a nice trail map to include topography as some of the in mountain trails can be difficult. Hubbard Park is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Click to access hubbard_quad.pdf

Published by Belinda Sheets

This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog. Respectfully (Stay Safe), Belinda Sheets Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.

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