11 Reasons To Go Hike Sleeping Giant
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11 Reasons To Go Hike Sleeping Giant

Nature is calling!

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11 Reasons To Go Hike Sleeping Giant

Hiking is one of my favorite pastimes. At Quinnipiac, we are lucky enough to have the beautiful Sleeping Giant state park right in our backyard. It's a beautiful mountain with so many different hiking trails that lead to a beautiful view of main campus. Make sure to take advantage of all Sleeping Giant has to offer before this semester ends! Here are some reasons to get out there and hike.

1. It's great exercise!

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2. Get in touch with nature!

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3. Get some fresh air.

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4. Soak up the sun and get a tan.

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5. Have fun with your friends.

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6. It's an awesome photo opportunity.

7. Save money (Hiking is free!)

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8. Explore a new trail.

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9. You can meet new people on the trails.

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10. See QU's campus from new heights.

11. Relieve stress.

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