Hidden Gems in St. Meriden CT

No matter how big or little the town, we are able to find some hidden gems among the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Take St. Meriden for example; tons of places that you don’t want to miss!

Hubbard Park. This 1,800 acre park was donated by Mr. Hubbard and bears his name.  Some 51 parcels of land, including 150 acres formerly known as the Hubbard Park State Park deeded by the State of Connecticut to the City, comprise the park.  The tract was laid out originally by Mr. Hubbard in consultation with the Olmsted Brothers, sons of Frederick Law Olmsted, America’s foremost landscape architect.  A great deal of effort has been taken to preserve and accentuate the historic nature of his park.  The skate house, as it is known today, was formerly a refreshment and lunch facility.

Castle Craig. Castle Craig, located on East Peak in the Hanging Hills, is constructed of trap rock and is 32 feet in height and has a base 58 feet in circumference . A metal interior stairway is used to ascend the observation deck on top.


Village Barn. After hours of hiking and sightseeing, visit Village Barn, a small family-owned restaurant that you’d miss if you blinked while passing – they serve some of the best pizza and italian food for miles and they have an old school feel with a jukebox and pool tables. (If you are visiting for a few days, you will be back more than once so just plan on it!)

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Giuffrida Park. At nearly 600 acres, this public park is known for its hiking trails & reservoir. With the natural beauty and wildlife surrounding you be prepared to be in awe (and bring your camera!)


Gallery53. Gallery 53 was founded in 1907, this is one of the oldest visual arts organizations in the state of Connecticut. Through educational programs, exhibits, workshops, and lectures this non-profit organization is dedicated to cultural enrichment of the community; They have some of the best art shows around with live entertainment, food and wine.


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