Metacomet Ridge

The Metacomet Ridge

I created this page one day when I was digging into the geology of the Metacomet Ridge and wanted a way to visualize the mountain ridge as it runs north through the state.  While I’m drawn to the cliff faces and the views I hope to build this page as I learn about the formation and its subsequent impacts.

For now there’s just a list of a couple great places to hike.

Mount Higby

★★★★☆

41.539191, -72.744306

Mount Higby / Tynan Park Blue Blaze Trail and The Nature Conservancy in Middlefield and Middletown, CT Parking: North End: Small lot near 644 Country Club Rd,…

Tariffville Gorge

★★★☆☆

41.911436, -72.746564

Tariffville Gorge / Cowles Park Connecticut Blue Blaze Trail / East Granby Town Park in East Granby Parking: Main Lot: Medium lot near 238-266 S Main St,…

Penwood State Park

★★★★☆

41.849723, -72.779525

Penwood State Park Connecticut State Park 787 acres in Simsbury and Bloomfield, CT Parking: Main Parking: Medium lot near 174 Hartford Rd, Simsbury, CT North End: Shoulder…

Talcott Mountain

★★★★★

41.835607, -72.791504

Talcott Mountain Connecticut State Park 574 acres in Avon, Bloomfield, and Simsbury, CT Parking: Lots of parking near 560 Simsbury Rd, Bloomfield, CT Trail Map     …

Hubbard Park: Castle Craig

★★★★★

41.556511, -72.835818

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…

Lamentation Mountain State Park

★★☆☆☆

41.579328, -72.762988

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… Read more…

Sleeping Giant

★★★★★

200 Mt Carmel Ave, Hamden, CT, USA

Sleeping Giant State Park Connecticut State Park 1,465 acres in Hamden, CT Parking: Main Lot: Large lot at 200 Mt Carmel Ave, Hamden, CT   East End: Small…