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Excellent view

I was looking for something different to do in the New Haven area since we had been to East Rock... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Kimberton, Pennsylvania
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Grew up on "The Mountain"

As kids hiking the mountain was everyday and always an adventure, of course the imaginations ran as... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
Pensacola, Florida
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1134 Wintergreen Ave, Hamden, CT 06514-4212
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

I'd describe this as being the ugly sister to East Rock Park. Where East Rock is well maintained and obviously well frequented by people, West Rock Ridge Park is a little less travelled and could do with a bit of a freshen up. Have read...More

1  Thank Travelled_AS
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I was looking for something different to do in the New Haven area since we had been to East Rock Park a few times. We drove there from Milford. The view from the top is magnificent. There is a picnic pavilion up there. Unfortunately, it...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

I discovered this park last year. It is serene overlooking a beautiful lake. You can fish, Kayak, hike or just sit on a stone wall and enjoy.

1  Thank Playful_One
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

West Rock is a beautiful park to hike in and enjoy the solidarity of nature. It is close to SCSU and frequented by locals.

1  Thank Jlrich114
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Hike up and view an interesting artifact of CT colonial past, Judge's Cave, where Dixwell, Whalley and Goffe (three of the Judge's who condemned Charles I of England) held up for a month or so in 1661 trying to elude agents of his son King...More

1  Thank Dale P
Reviewed 23 February 2017

As kids hiking the mountain was everyday and always an adventure, of course the imaginations ran as wild as we ran wild down the well worn paths we and others had forged. "Ringo-lario" hiding spots and climbing to "Three Judges Cave" What a life!!! Now...More

1  Thank Jett2000
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Lake Wintergreen area in Hamden is fine place for a walk or kayaking on the small artificial lake. Secure during daylight hours because it is usually has a decent number of people about, not because any park ranger is present. The area most locals associate...More

4  Thank All48plus8
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

About 15 minutes from I-95, there are two distinct areas to this park. First, is the scenic drive that takes you to the top of the mountain where you see nice views of New Haven. fall foliage is just hurting so what is a good...More

2  Thank Norjeff2
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I like to walk around Lake Wintergreen as much as possible(but probably not nearly enough). The walk around is fairly easy(except for one rocky part-wear sneakers!) and will probably take you less than an hour. The views are breathtaking, and even more spectacular in the...More

1  Thank cjroma0218
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Spectacular views from the top. I've driven to the top many times and have hiked up too. Very well worth the trip up to the top.

1  Thank twinskie
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