CT: New Haven County-Meriden-Castle Craig (Winter 2021)

I returned to Castle Craig for a winter “hike” using the paved road to the top – although some may not refer to using the road in lieu of the trails as a true hike. This was also a site visit before we took my cousins kids up here (4 and 5 years old), Roman and Laina.

We parked in Hubbard Park by the playground and headed up the main road which is gated off season to the cars. The road was a bit icy so I would walk on the side of the road where there was more snow for traction.

It’s a 2.6 mile out and back road around the reservoir and up the mountain to the castle. Spy the island in the reservoir to compare to the view once at the top.

We spoke to the kids on the cell once we reached the top. They asked if we saw penguins on our ice and snow hike. While we didn’t see penguins, the castle had a huge heart (a darling girl would love) amidst the stone castle and iron gate (for the sweet boy to enjoy).

Spy the island in the reservoir from the castle with the mountains beyond! Our site visit was a success and recommended! Happy Valentine’s Day to Roman and Laina. Love you guys.

Below is the link to my Fall visit which includes a topographical map of the mountain trails and some fun facts about Castle Craig.

https://btographytravels.com/2020/11/22/ct-meriden-new-haven-park-hubbard-park-castle-craig/

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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