Chauncey Peak Loop Trail in Autumn

Giuffrida Park, Meriden, Connnecticut

By RON LIZZI - GoOutsideBook.com

 

 

Here are nine photos from my October 30 hike of the Chauncey Peak Loop in Giuffrida Park, Meriden, CT, (Parking is here).

 

The Meriden Land Trust provides an excellent guide with a map and description of this hike and others. This hike, which is 2.7 miles with an elevation gain of 530 feet, is classified as "moderate." This trail was recently (~2017) rerouted to make the initial ascent more gradual. The first 0.2-mile stretch used to be quite steep and required a little scrambling. Other than the descent, which requires some care, the rest of the hike is easy.

Giuffrida Park - Crescent Lake southwestern shore

View from the southwestern shore of Crescent Lake (a.k.a. Bradley-Hubbard Reservoir)

 

Giuffrida Park - View of Hanging Hills from Chauncey Peak

Hanging Hills (on the horizon) viewed from Chauncey Peak

 

Giuffrida Park - Easterly view from Chauncey Peak

View to the east from Chauncey Peak

 

Giuffrida Park - Hartford skyline

Hartford skyline, 15 miles away, viewed from Chauncy Peak

 

Giuffrida Park - Crescent Lake from ridge

Crescent Lake viewed from ridge

 

Giuffrida Park - Crescent Lake and cliff

Crescent Lake and cliff

 

Giuffrida Park - Crescent Lake from ridge

Crescent Lake viewed from ridge

 

Giuffrida Park - Crescent Lake and Lamentation Mountain

Crescent Lake and Lamentation Mountain

 

Giuffrida Park - Crescent Lake northwestern shore

View from the northwestern shore of Crescent Lake

 

 

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