Spring Wildflower Hike

Sleeping Giant State Park - Main Parking 200 Mt. Carmel Avenue, Hamden

Join the Sleeping Giant Park Association for a guided hike about early spring wildflowers, led by SGPA Board Member and US Forest Service Scientist, Chris Fagan. Participants will learn how to identify some of the Giant's ephemeral wildflowers, and the incredible ways they have evolved to thrive in the early spring. Registration is required, and […]

Free

Spring History Hike

Sleeping Giant State Park - Main Parking 200 Mt. Carmel Avenue, Hamden

Join the Sleeping Giant Park Association for a guided hike focusing¬†on the industry and quarrying that gave rise to the move to save the Giant a century ago. This hike will be led by Julie Hulten and Trina Learned, who have each done extensive research into the history of the park and the Association. Registration […]

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Early Bird Watchers’ Hike

Sleeping Giant State Park - Main Parking 200 Mt. Carmel Avenue, Hamden

Join the Sleeping Giant Park Association for our spring Early Bird hike. Participants will learn about some of the early migrant bird species making their way through the region, with a focus on those that use the Giant as a stopover area. This hike will be led by SGPA Naturalist, Gail Cameron, and master naturalist, […]

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Spring Forest Bathing – Shinrin Yoku

Sleeping Giant State Park - Main Parking 200 Mt. Carmel Avenue, Hamden

The Sleeping Giant Park Association invites you to experience Shinrin Yoku, also known a "forest bathing", at Sleeping Giant State Park. The hike will be led by Dr. Jennifer Botwick, adjunct faculty at SCSU in the Dept. of Public Health teaching Stress Management, Wellness and Weight management. She is a former clinical supervisor at University […]

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Spring Introductory Hike

Sleeping Giant State Park - Main Parking 200 Mt. Carmel Avenue, Hamden

New to hiking on the Giant? Looking to explore some of the backcountry trails? Join the Sleeping Giant Park Association for a guided hike designed specifically for hikers who want to know more about the trails on the Giant. Led by SGPA board member, Mick Martucci, this hike will take it easy, and teach participants […]

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