The Sleeping Giant Park Association
Protecting and Caring for the Park Since 1924
The Sleeping Giant Park Association (SGPA) was formed in 1924 to acquire land on and around the series
of ridges in Mount Carmel, Connecticut known as the Sleeping Giant for use as a state park. SGPA is an
all-volunteer organization whose mission is to protect and enlarge Sleeping Giant State Park. SGPA maintains
over thirty miles of trails in the park, sponsors over 15 guided hikes each year, acquires land to add to the park,
publishes the Giant News, a newsletter about the Giant, prints and distributes
trail maps and maintains a self-guided nature trail with printed guide. Links to these and
other activities as well as more information about the Giant and SGPA
can be found in the list to the left below.
The entrance to Sleeping Giant State Park is opposite Quinnipiac University on
Mount Carmel Avenue about 1/2 mile east
of Whitney Avenue (Rte. 10) in northern Hamden, Connecticut.
Click here for a map and detailed driving instructions.
How many times have you hiked the Tower Path? You might discover some new things along the way with the Tower Trail Quest
- the form is linked here Give it a try!
Want to help preserve biodiversity on the Giant? Join us on a Sunday afternoon to help control invasive species. Check the schedule under "Invasive Species Control" in the table at the left.
New Trading Post Items
Check out the new T-shirt design with a color image of the Giant in fall colors and the bandanna with
the Giant trail map printed on it. These make perfect gifts!
Giant News Index Now Online
You remember there was that nice article in the Giant News but you don't recall what issue. Problem solved! We now have an index covering 104 issues.
Giant News Index.
If you would like to make a donation to the Sleeping Giant Park Association to help preserve and enlarge the park you can print
this form. Donations in memory or in honor of another person may be made
using the same form.
We gratefully acknowledge gifts from friends of the Giant to honor a special person or
occasion. For details, click here.
Recently the Giant lost several friends and supporters. We gratefully acknowledge all
those who made donations to SGPA in their memory. For details,