Lamentation Mountain State Park

41.579328, -72.762988

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Lamentation Mountain State Park

Connecticut State Park

47 acres in Berlin, CT

Parking: Accessed from Giuffrida Park near 800 Westfield Rd, Meriden, CT or perhaps shoulder parking near 370 Spruce Brook Rd Berlin, CT

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Lamentation Mountain is a small park on the Berlin / Meriden town line that is accessed through the Mattabesett Trail

Often confused with Giuffrida Park, Lamentation Mountain is further north and below the Metacomet Ridge.  The Mattabesett Trail clips the eastern edge so there isn’t much opportunity to explore, but there may be ATV trails through the property off Rt 15.  All the real views from the Metacomet Ridge are part of Giuffrida Park, which I can highly recommend for a great day of hiking.

History:

Established as a state park in 1936.  The name can be ascribed to a Leonard Chester who went out for business in what was then the wilderness of south Wethersfield.  He became lost and other residents took up a search making noise and uttering ‘lamentations’ until he was found on a mountain in Berlin, which then acquired the name Lamentation Moutain.


Links:

Warner, John Barber. Connecticut Historical Collections. Pg 122

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