West Rock is the giant Basalt cliff that defines most views of Westville, and is the twin to East Rock. Extending north into Hamden and Bethany, 1,700-acre West Rock Ridge State Park features 23 miles of trails for hiking and dog walking, including the Blue-Blazed Regicides Trail. Mountain biking and horseback riding are allowed on the Red and White Trails, and on the paved roads. Enjoy a car-free pedal along historic Baldwin Drive. Fish at Lake Wintergreen and Farm Brook Reservoir. Paddle your canoe or kayak on the 44-acre Lake Wintergreen where electric motors are also permitted. From Memorial Day weekend to the end of October, drive to historic Judges Cave and the South Overlook above Westville Village, with its panoramic view of South Central Connecticut, including the Sleeping Giant, East Rock Park, New Haven and the harbor, and Long Island Sound. From Westville, park adjacent to Amrhyn Field at 495 Blake St., corner of Valley Street. From Hamden, park at Lake Wintergreen, 29 Main St. Open daily from 8 a.m. to sunset. Free parking.

Detailed parked information at http://westrocktrails.blogspot.com/

State website with full color map: http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?A=2716&Q=325276

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