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.

About The Giant

More About SGPA

Membership

On Line Membership Renewal

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Projects

Giant News

SGPA on Facebook

2014 Hiking Schedule

Giant Masters Program

Trail Maintenance

Invasive Species Control

Land Acquisition

Trading Post

List of Species Found on the Giant

Trail Map
pdf

Best Printed on Legal Size Paper

Color Trail Map
pdf

Fits Letter Size Paper

DEEP Trail Map with distances

Cross Country Ski Trail

Guide to the Geology of the Sleeping Giant State Park
pdf - 8.1 MB

Nature Trail Guide
pdf - 780k

Links


Join us on New Year's Day at 1:30 pm for the annual New Year's Day Hike. Start the New Year on the right foot!

You can renew your membership or sign up for a new or gift membership on line       On Line Membership Renewal


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!      Trading Post

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 all 104 issues.       Giant News Index.

December on the Giant
Click here to visit the Giant picture-of-the-month archive

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, click here.