Visitor Attractions in New Haven County, Connecticut: Sleeping Giant, West Rock Ridge, Mattabesett Trail

Visitor Attractions in New Haven County, Connecticut: Sleeping Giant, West Rock Ridge, Mattabesett Trail (Paperback)

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Edition: Paperback
ISBN: 115666747X
EAN: 9781156667477
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 238
Publish Date: 2011-8-16
Binding: Paperback
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: Sleeping Giant, West Rock Ridge, Mattabesett Trail, Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, East Rock, Milford Oyster Festival, Besek Mountain, Hillhouse Avenue, Chauncey Peak, Holy Land USA, Castle Craig, Westfield Connecticut Post, The Space, Stony Creek Puppet House, Oakdale Theatre, Bishop's Orchards, Quassy Amusement Park, Cathole Mountain, Hammonasset River, Milford Ice Pavilion, Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center at Milford Point, East Peak, Paul Mellon Arts Center, Falkner Island Light, Northford Ice Pavilion, Yalesville Underpass. Excerpt: Sleeping Giant (also known as Mount Carmel) of south-central Connecticut, with a high point of 739 feet (225 m), is a rugged traprock mountain located 8 miles (13 km) north of New Haven. It is part of the narrow, linear Metacomet Ridge that extends from Long Island Sound near New Haven, north through the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts to the Vermont border. A prominent landscape feature visible for miles, the Sleeping Giant receives its name from its anthropomorphic resemblance to a slumbering human figure as seen from both the north and south. The Giant is known for its expansive clifftop vistas, rugged topography, and microclimate ecosystems. Most of the Giant is located within Sleeping Giant State Park. The mountain is a popular recreation resource; over 30 miles (48 km) of hiking trails traverse it including 5 miles (8 km) of the 23-mile (37 km) Quinnipiac Trail. Quinnipiac University is located at Mount Carmel's foot in Hamden. The Sleeping Giant, 2.75 miles (4.43 km) long by 1.75 miles (2.82 km) wide, is located in Hamden with its eastern edge falling into Wallingford. The Giant's profile features distinct "head," "chin," "chest," "hip," "knee" and "feet" sections topographically represented by traprock outcrops and ridge crests. The highest...
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Title: Visitor Attractions in New Haven County, Connecticut: Sleeping Giant, West Rock Ridge, Mattabesett Trail
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Edition: Paperback
ISBN: 115666747X
EAN: 9781156667477
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 238
Publish Date: 2011-8-16
Binding: Paperback

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