The status of other State Parks is available on DEEP (Department of Energy and Environmental Protection) website. You can also follow @CTStateParks on Twitter.

– Please continue to follow common sense guidelines re: social distancing in the park.
– All scheduled hikes have been cancelled until further notice.
– Please keep your dogs on leash according to DEEP guidelines for Responsible Recreation.
– Please report any issues you may encounter to to plan the trail work. Trail Crew will regroup in April, 2021.

The Sleeping Giant Park Association recently lost a true friend. Herb Etter passed away on January 18, 2021, at his home. He was a long time resident of the Spring Glen section of Hamden before moving to Harwinton.  Among his many community contributions, we take special note of his years of service to the Boy Scouts, shepherding several Eagle Scout projects on the Giant. For a number of years he contributed his energy and expertise to the SGPA Board of Directors before serving as SGPA president (1996-2002). He is remembered as a mentor to a number of current Board members. His humor, charm, and dedication will be missed by all. (Full obituary at

At the family’s request, donations to Herb’s memory may be made to the Sleeping Giant Park Association by clicking on the Donation or to the Harwinton Land Trust at

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