New Haven County

Explore New Haven County

This is a pretty sparse page currently as I work on completing the eastern half of the state.  That being said I’ve hit a number of the highlights in New Haven County detailed below.

Most Popular Locations

My Recommendations

Best Overlook: With a long stretch of the Metacomet Ridge this one is too close to call until further explore the county

Best Waterfall: Roaring Brook Falls (Connecticut’s tallest single drop)

Other Highlights: The Tower of No Bull Salvage

Town List

George Waldo State Park

★★★☆☆

457 Purchase Brook Rd, Southbury, CT 06488

George Waldo State Park Connecticut State Park /  Scenic Reserve 150 acres in Southbury, CT Parking: Small lot at 457 Purchase Brook Rd, Southbury, CT Trail Map   … Read more…

West Rock Ridge

★★★★★

41.337800, -72.965522

West Rock Ridge State Park Connecticut State Park 1,691 acres in Hamden, Woodbridge, and Bethany, CT Parking: Main parking near 1134 Wintergreen Ave, New Haven, CT if the gate is… Read more…

Bluff Head

★★★☆☆

Bluff Head Guilford Land Conservation Trust 500 acres in Guilford, CT Parking: Small lot near 4391 Durham Rd, Guilford, CT Trail Map I made a quick stop… Read more…

Roaring Brook Park

★★★☆☆

41.481973, -72.938680

Roaring Brook Park Cheshire Town Park and Naugatuck State Forest 75 acres in Cheshire, CT Parking: Couple spaces and shoulder parking near 827 Roaring Brook Rd Cheshire, CT… Read more…

Giuffrida Park

★★★★★

41.562115, -72.762339

Giuffrida Park Meriden Town Park 598 acres in Meriden, CT Parking: Medium sized lot near 800 Westfield Rd, Meriden, CT Trail Map Giuffrida Park is one of the great… Read more…

Spruce Brook Falls

★★★★★

41.461044, -73.075243

Naugatuck State Forest – West Block Connecticut State Forest 2000 acres in Beacon Falls, Naugatuck, and Oxford, CT Parking: Medium sized dirt lot at the end of… Read more…

Black Pond

★★★★☆

41.528562, -72.740850

Black Pond Wildlife Management Area Connecticut WMA 16 acres in Meriden, CT Parking: Medium sized lot at the boat launch near 1699 E Main St, Meriden, CT Trail… Read more…