Castle Craig and the Hanging Hills of Hubbard Park

Hubbard Park

Mine Island in Merimere Reservoir - Hubbard Park - Photo credit: Daniela Wagstaff Mine Island in Merimere Reservoir - Hubbard Park - Photo credit: Daniela Wagstaff

Considered one of the top 10 Connecticut hikes, you will find outstanding views from the Quinnipiac River Valley to the Long Island Sound as you hike the Metacomet Trail to a castle and over the rugged peaks of the Hanging Hills.

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All but one mile of this hike follows the blue-blazed Metacomet Trail, part of the Connecticut Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System and a New England National Scenic Trail.  Due to its somewhat urban location, you would not expect this trail to be as rugged and scenic as it is so expect to be pleasantly surprised.  If you were lucky enough to nab the one parking spot at the trailhead, begin your...

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