The following sites have more information on outdoor recreation, park friends groups in Connecticut and the history of our area.

Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection - Bureau of Outdoor Recreation

Connecticut Forest and Park Association

Friends of Connecticut State Parks

Cheshire Land Trust

The Ragged Mountain Foundation

The New Haven Hiking Club

For trails further afield:
National Recreational Trails

Quinnipiac University has put several books on line. Some interesting volumes include: The Colonial History of the Parish of Mount Carmel by John H. Dickerman and the history of our own Sleeping Giant: Born Among the Hills: The Sleeping Giant Story by Nancy Davis Sachse
Interesting books on the history of our area.

Information on invasive species in Connecticut is available at the following:
The Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group
Invasive Plant Atlas of New England

Links to blogs about hiking on the Giant and around Connecticut.
A Walk Across the Giant
You Hike the Giant, too!