Sleeping Giant State Park

Overview/History

Two miles of mountaintop resembling a large man lying in repose, the "sleeping giant", is a popular feature of the south central Connecticut skyline. A 1 1/2 mile scenic trail leads to the stone observation tower on the peak of Mt. Carmel which provides an excellent view of Long Island Sound and the New Haven area. In 1924 Sleeping Giant was designated as a state park.

 

Video Tour of Sleeping Giant State Park (link to ‘The Outdoor Enthusiast’ - CT Public Broadcastings’ Media Lab online project)