I love hiking especially in the fall. One of my favorite parts about living in Connecticut is the fact that we have the fall foliage this time of year. And, let’s be honest — Connecticut has so many different and unique places to enjoy that foliage. Since the pandemic, I’ve been really trying to do a lot more walking and hiking.
Today, I am talking about some great places for anyone in the New Haven, Connecticut area to hike. I want to preface it by saying that it doesn’t account for every place that you can hike in the area. These are just the places that I enjoy and want to share with you.
Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden:
This park has been my go-to for years. Hamden is my hometown, and I love hiking this trail. Now, I have never hiked this during the fall, but this trail is amazing to hike during all seasons.
Osborndale State Park in Derby:
I recently discovered this while waiting for my car to be fixed. This place is extremely gorgeous. It has a beautiful lake, but also a lot of space to hold events. I haven’t really explored it, but it’s definitely a great place to visit.
Hubbard Park in Meriden:
I love this park, but like Sleeping Giant, I have not visited this park in the fall, but when I did, it was gorgeous. What I love about this spot is that you have a ton of great views, and then you can take a trail to Castle Craig. I highly recommend checking it out.
Eisenhower Park in Milford:
I really love this park in the fall. I have hiked it recently and loved exploring. It is a great place to see foliage, and go for a fall walk. And, if you live in Milford, the dog park is right next store.
East Rock Park in New Haven:
Last but not least, I wanted to shoutout my favorite park in the area. I love East Rock because the summit is absolutely amazing, because of the view. You can actually see up to Long Island Sound, which is incredible — especially with the fall colors.
So, these are some great places to hike in New Haven county. Where is your favorite place to hike?