Photos

Description

Hubbard Park: Castle Craig

Meriden Town Park

1,800 acres in Meriden, CT

Parking: Year round lot near 999 W Main St, Meriden, CT or drive up to the tower May 1st through October 31st from 10:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m at Peak Dr, Meriden, CT

Trail Map          Mobile Trail Map       Trails: 10 miles     Rating: ★★★★★


Among the Hanging Hills of Meridan sits Hubbard Park and atop its ridge sits Castle Craig.  This park has impressive views, miles of trails, and one of Connecticut’s stone observation towers.

Hiking

All my hikes have begun from the small lot next to Mirror Lake taking the red trail, crossing the 691 overpass, and climbing up to the tower.  The shortest route is about 1.2 miles up to the tower and although there is a good amount of elevation gain with a steep loose rock slope in one stretch but the reward of the tower view is worth it.  Of course you could drive up to the tower May 1st through October 31st from 10:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m for the easiest option.

The park has a 3 mile section of the Metacomet Trail.

Other highlights include the white trail down to Halfway House (also known as the Fairview Observatory), Merrimere Reservoir with its Mine Island, and the overlooks from East and West Peak.

What’s Nearby:

History:

Preserved in 1900. The best version is currently on the town’s website here.


Links:

The information shown here is for general reference purposes only. exploreCT.org gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or reliability of this data. Parking in all areas, whether designated here or not, is at your own risk. exploreCT.org is not responsible for any damage or loss to vehicles or contents.
Last updated August 14th, 2022

Visited 7989 times, 2 Visits today

Related Listings

Tankerhoosen WMA

★★☆☆☆

41.841233, -72.445106

Tankerhoosen Wildlife Management Area Connecticut WMA 449 acres in Vernon, CT Parking: From the north at Walker’s Reservoir near 129 Reservoir Rd, Vernon, CT From the south… Read more…

Dividend Pond

★★★★☆

8 Old Forge Rd, Rocky Hill, CT, USA

Dividend Pond Trails and Archaeological District Rocky Hill Town Park 68 acres in Rocky Hill, CT Parking: Medium sized lot near 8 Old Forge Rd, Rocky Hill,…

Putnam River Heritage Trail

★★☆☆☆

41.908118, -71.908057

Putnam River Heritage Trail Putnam Town Park Along the Quinebaug River in Putnam, CT Parking: There are a number of small open lots along Kennedy Drive Putnam, CT… Read more…