West Rock Ridge State Park

Main St.
Hamden, CT 06518- Map It
(203) 287-5658

AAA Editor Notes

West Rock Ridge State Park is off Merritt Pkwy. exit 60, s. on Dixwell Ave., w. on Benham St., s. on Main St., then s. on Wintergreen to the park entrance. The park, a ridge rising 627 feet high and encompassing more than 1,500 acres, offers fishing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, picnicking and scenic views. The park drive is open seasonally; parking is available at the West Rock Nature Center and at Lake Wintergreen. Of interest is Judges' Cave, named for the Colonial judges who hid from the wrath of British troops after they condemned Charles I to death. Pets on leash are allowed. Recreational activities are permitted. Picnicking is permitted.
Free.
Hours: Park open daily 8-dusk. The path to the summit is open to vehicles Memorial Day to last weekend in Oct.