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Winter Tree Identification

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Had enough with the winter blahs? The Sleeping Giant Park Association is offering a short, informative hike designed to explore the variety of trees and shrubs in their winter condition. Want to know how to tell the difference between an ash and a hickory, or a maple and a sycamore? We will discuss these and more and offer some simple keys to help you to know trees when their leaves are not present. This hike will be led by SGPA Board Member and US Forest Service Scientist, Chris Fagan.

This will be an easy to moderate hike, at most 3 hours. Participants should dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable, supportive shoes with good traction. A day pack with snacks, water, and any other essentials is recommended. Out of consideration for other participants, dogs are not permitted on SGPA hikes.

Registration is required. Please register each hiker separately. There will be a wait list so please cancel if you find that you cannot attend. If cancelled due to weather, you will be contacted by email that morning.

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The hike will begin at 1:00 PM from the map board at the front of the park. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

For additional information about this or other hikes, please contact SGPA’s hiking programs manager at [email protected].


February 18
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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SGPA Hiking Committee


Sleeping Giant State Park – Main Parking
200 Mt. Carmel Avenue
Hamden, 06518 United States
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