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Castle Craig, Meriden

Castle · Hidden Gem · Observation Deck
Castle Craig, located on East Peak in the Hanging Hills, is constructed of trap rock and is 32 feet (10 m) in height and has a base 58 feet (18 m) in circumference . A metal interior stairway is used to ascend the observation deck on top. It stands 976 feet (297 m) above sea level and provides an expansive view of the greater Meriden, Connecticut area.
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  • You can get to Castle Craig by driving up, hiking up (through the woods), or walking up the paved path. We chose to hike up. The hike was short, but moderately intense. It has several very steep...  more »
  • Been coming here for years. The drive up the mountain is always cool and plenty of parking up top. Great views and multiple trails. Be careful near the edges!  more »
  • We hiked to the tower from the mirror lake. We completed the 4.5 mile blue blazed trail. Tower is beautiful & there is option to drive up to the tower as well. Trail is little more difficult than moderate & water plus hiking shoes are important if hiking. We saw some few spiders & rat snakes on the top. View of the reservoir from top is awesome!!
  • Really nice historical castle tower and surrounding visitors area for sweeping scenic views. People can opt to drive up or hike up from the park below, which features water fountains, public areas and Christmas lights/displays over the holiday. The tower can be climbed from inside for the highest viewpoint.
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