The One Place In Connecticut That Must Be Seen To Be Believed
Connecticut may not have giant craters or massive canyons, but that doesn’t mean there are no rock formations to be found. In fact, the incredibly cool West Rock Ridge is right here at home! It crosses through New Haven, Hamden and Woodbridge, making for an inspiring sight. This popular recreation spot is a must visit!
West Rock Ridge is made of trap rock, and is 7 miles long. With a high point of 700 feet, there are plenty of great views. It's known for its microclimate ecosystem, which allows for a collection of rare plants.
There's a network of beginner friendly trails here, but the Regicides Trail is the fan favorite. Take this path and discover Judges' Cave, named for the men who signed the death warrant of Charles I of England.
The 1,600-acre park is a great place for a picnic and field games, and hiking the ridge is a great way to spend the day. At a mile wide, it's a pretty safe ridge...as long as you stay away from the edge.
Plus, check out the incredible view of New Haven! There's just no other place like this.
West Rock Ridge State Park is located at 1134 Wintergreen Ave, New Haven, CT 06514.
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