Best Hikes in New Haven, CT

28 May

David Chorney was born in New Haven, CT, and attended the University of New Haven. He continues to live and work in the area, where he manages his own financial services firm. In his free time, he enjoys exploring his town by biking, hiking, and camping.

New Haven is famous around the world as the home of the prestigious Ivy League school Yale University. However, there are many attractions for nonscholars, as well. Connecticut offers many beautiful hiking excursions. Here are some of the most popular hikes in the state:

1. Sleeping Giant State Park: Located in Hamden, this park offers two miles of mountaintop and a scenic trail leading to a stone observation tower atop Mount Carmel, affording a great view of Long Island Sound.

2. Racebrook Tract: Spread across nearly 400 acres in Orange and Woodbridge, the Racebrook Tract offers two intertwining and meandering trails that take hikers through lands featuring a variety of wildlife, as well as fences and buildings from the early 1900s.

3. Steep Rock Association: The association maintains more than 40 miles of trails through three preserves known as Hidden Valley, Steep Rock, and Macricostas. Hikers who walk all 40 miles can become members of the Steep Rock Association.


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