A Lookout Tower At The Summit Of The Sleeping Giant In The Sleeping Giant State Park
The Sleeping Giant, also known as Mount Carmel, is a seven hundred and thirty nine foot high basalt mountain in south-central Connecticut. It takes its name from the fact that it resembles a large sleeping human figure. The tower which is pictured on this attractive acrylic fridge magnet, from the catalogues of Word Wide Gifts, was built at the summit of the mountain in 1936 and provides a vantage point from which to see the surrounding area. From here the views of Long Island South and the New Haven area are excellent. The majority of The Sleeping Giant lies within The Sleeping Giant State Park which is a popular recreation area.
Activities And Sights In The Sleeping Giant State Park In Connecticut
The Sleeping Giant State Park is popular with locals and visitors alike. The park is open all year until sunset for activities such as picnicking, hiking, and bird watching. Fishing is also available at Mill River. Around the park there are tracks specifically designed for horse riding and cross country skiing. The area is also a popular site for rock climbing. For those feeling very energetic there is the opportunity to hike the twenty three mile Quinnipiac Trail. On this hike walkers travel the entire length of the Giant, including its high points, and take in the Mill River. There is certainly plenty of activity in the area and, as can be seen from the picture on our acrylic fridge magnet, there is a lot to see.