- Our list of the best things to do in Hamden, Connecticut, features the top 369 nearby activities — including 150 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Hamden, CT has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Entertainment & Shows, and Sights & Landmarks.
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The whimsically-named Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden, Connecticut takes its name from its characteristic hill formations. The park is free to visit, but guests who wish to use the parking lot must pay a small fee throughout most of the year.
Visitors who are interested in the potato famine that caused many immigrants to come to America may enjoy what Ireland's Great Hunger Museum has to offer. Affiliated with Quinnipiac University, the museum maintains artwork and archival materials.
Running along a former canal, Farmington Canal State Park allows visitors to view remnants of the canal bed, locks and retaining walls. The park has a 5.5-mile paved, multiuse trail along with an undeveloped 3.9-mile trail.
Hamden's West Rock Ridge State Park is free to visit. Its visitor center includes composting toilets. The park features several exclusive hiking trails, and multiple trails for mountain bikers and guests on horseback.
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940 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517 MoreLess Info
Open to bike riders, joggers, and dogs on a leash, Farmington Canal Rail To Trail Assoc offers a scenic shortcut through the city of New Haven. The trail has several benches to sit on and a variety of plant life.
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305 Sherman Avenue, Hamden, CT 6518 MoreLess Info
With arenas for various sports games, Quinnipiac University TD Bank Sports Center offers visitors a venue to watch the Quinnipiac Bobcats play at. The first floor is dedicated to hockey games and is fitted with a large indoor ice rink.