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Castle Craig

Peak Dr, East Peak in the Hanging Hills, Meriden, CT 06451
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Craig Castle

Beautiful scenery Wow speechless unbelievable overlook hubbard park and you can see i691 walk up or... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
Nelson C
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Beautiful views from the top!

You can hike up to it if you want, or drive up and park if that's more your speed - there is a... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
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“highest point” (2 reviews)
“walk up” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Peak Dr, East Peak in the Hanging Hills, Meriden, CT 06451
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful scenery Wow speechless unbelievable overlook hubbard park and you can see i691 walk up or drive up parking is on top go up the spiral stair case to the top and fall in love with the view

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

You can hike up to it if you want, or drive up and park if that's more your speed - there is a parking lot. There's rocks to sit on around the castle, and a wall (don't try and climb it, it has stones in...More

1  Thank elizamarsh
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

I took my wife her and proposed on top of the Castle. IT was wonderful and memorable experience for both of us. We went on October Last year and the Castle entrance is closed for vehicles so we had to park our car from the...More

1  Thank Jemuel S
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Castle Craig can be reached by road inside Hubbard park. The winding scenic route takes you past a reservoir and then gently climbs to Chaucer Peak. Once at the summit you can enter the midevile tower and climb the winding stairway to the top. The...More

5  Thank gandrew99
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

I've been walking, hiking, and running here numerous times. It's especially nice in the spring and fall, summer can be a bit too warm for my liking. The road up to the Castle is 3 miles one way, it gets pretty steep halfway through. The...More

5  Thank Ryan D
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I spent the afternoon of the eclipse on Castle Craig, we had great views all around and the viewing of the eclipse was wide open. The goggles I made for that event were a hit with police officers, school kids. Grandparents, teens,...More

1  Thank sdparent1
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The bride and groom wanted the views from the castle to be their dackdrop. Unfortunately it was a very chilly Spring day with a wind of 10-15 mph which made ladies in short sleeves standing with goose bumps.

1  Thank liamisneill
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Beautiful views of several towns. This is the highest point in the area. You can reach the castle (really just a small tower) by hiking, or by driving. There is a run up the road to the top each January, regardless of weather conditions.

2  Thank APAlcarez
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Just as a spoiler alert, this is not a castle. This is a castle style turret with interior stairs built on top of a hill so you can see a great view - wide and vast and beautiful. If you walk up to it from...More

1  Thank Diane B
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We really loved our visit here! The surrounding area is beautiful and this provides a fantastic view! I was thrilled that my mom could enjoy the views without feeling like she was in danger and she didn't have to hike there (although you can). She...More

Thank Kim449
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hj0213
26 May 2018|
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Response from JJ S |
Reservoir Road is open for vehicular traffic from May 1 to October 31 - 10 AM to 4:45 PM. Walkers and joggers are allowed use of this road 365 days of the year during normal park operating hours which is basically sunrise to... More
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Estelle C
2 July 2017|
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Response from Pamela T | Reviewed this property |
The castle is free.
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hammer728
5 October 2015|
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Response from Danny Z | Reviewed this property |
driving is fine you have a walk ways up to the castle which is accessible for someone who is handicapped. A view worth your while to see. Castle is not accessible for handicap people
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