Hubbard Park

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Nestled on the western edge of the Connecticut traprock ridge known as the Hanging Hills, Hubbard Park is an expansive 1,800-acre municipal park in the historic city of Meriden. Gifted to the city from industrialist Walter Hubbard, the park was dedicated on October 29, 1900. It is a striking tract of land that combines rugged wilderness and sylvan beauty with scenic vistas, outdoor recreation, and historic structures. High above Hubbard Park and capping the soaring East Peak is the landmark Castle Craig Tower. This stone observatory, conceived by Hubbard, provides spectacular views from the highest point within 25 miles of the coastline from Maine to Florida. Nearly 1,000 feet below, the park’s centerpiece, Mirror Lake, boasts fountains and cascades that complement the picturesque mountains and woodlands. The park was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. Hubbard Park tells the remarkable story of one of New England’s largest and most celebrated parks.
ISBN: 9781467105835
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Connecticut
Series: Images of America
Images: 204
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Justin Piccirillo has spent his career in education. Active in his hometown community of Meriden, he is an artist, political cartoonist, musician, genealogist, and historian. He has written extensively on genealogy and history and is a board member of the Meriden Historical Society. Piccirillo lives in Meriden with his wife and three sons.
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