Hubbard Park is nestled within the Hanging Hills, a dramatic trap rock mountain ridge overlooking the city of Meriden and the Quinnipiac Rivery Valley 900 feet (274 m) feet below. Two of the peaks are located within the park, South Mountain at 767 feet (234 m), and East Peak, at 976 feet (297 m). West Peak, at 1,024 feet (312 m), is located just outside the park boundary to the west. Considered particularly scenic are Merimere Reservoir (punctuated with Mine Island) and Mirror Lake, nestled between South Mountain and East Peak.
Event details and schedule
Start Time 5:00 AM
Check-in at 4:15 AM; Check-in ends 4:50 AM
Required: Headlamp or flashlight.
Limit to 50 runners.
Water at the start/finish. Recommend to bring a handheld waterbottle if needed.
ubbard Park may be accessed from a couple of directions:
From I-91 in Middletown, near Cromwell take I-691 West to Exit #4 and take a left on Southington/Route 322. Continue on West Main Street. Hubbard Park in Meriden, CT is on the left, just over a mile from the highway exit. If you see Mirror Lake, you missed the turn into the park.
As an alternative, you may take I-84 to Southington and jump on I-691 East to Exit 4. At the end of the exit, make a right onto Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, which turns into West Main Street. about a mile from the highway exit, Hubbard Park will be on the left; if you see Mirror Lake, you missed the turn into the park.
Finally from Route 9 in Middletown, take CT Rte 17 to Main Street, Middletown. Then take a right on Washington St. (CT Rte. 66 West) for about six miles where it joins with I-691. Follow I-691 West for over 2 miles, taking Lewis Ave. Exit #6 toward CT-71 for a mile. Take Right onto West Main St. for almost a mile and a half. Hubbard Park is on the right, with the entry just passed Mirror Lake.
Parking Instructions: Parking areas are readily available at the Park at the start of the trail head adjacent to Mirror Lake.