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Visit the Eli Whitney Museum, located on Whitney Avenue, a great museum dedicated entirely to Eli Whitney, who was an idealist and visionary that played an important part in the process of turning cotton gin slavery into a thriving business, as well as in the American industry, with his brilliant inventions such as the milling machine, starting an industrial revolution that changed the country and the world.


Explore the beautiful Sleeping Giant Park, which can be found on Mount Carmel Avenue, an amazing wilderness park that features an abundance of hiking trails, picnic areas, fishing spots, a tower trail and fabulous green surroundings that catch the eye. It's the perfect getaway from the busy city, an oasis of relaxation and recreation.


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The Annual New Haven Road Race, which will take place on September 6, in 2010, is perhaps one of the most popular and favorite annual sporting events in Connecticut.


The event consists of a 20K and a 5K run, including 1/2 mile races, and starts at the picturesque New Haven Green, continuing through residential neighborhoods and large city parks, taking runners through some of the most scenic areas in the area.


The 20K run contains a course with 2 hills, while the 5k and 1/2 mile races have flat courses, making it easy for those who are less athletic, but still enthusiastically willing to participate, to finish the courses.


The New Haven Road Race is actually a non-profit organization that offers the annually surplus funds to various charities within the New Haven Area. The event is continuously growing in both size and popularity, every year, attracting a larger number of people, every time it happens.



There are dozens of fun and entertaining celebrations happening in and near Hamden, throughout the year, and 2 of the most popular and favorite ones are listed below. Check it out!


The Annual Apple Harvest Festival, which takes place in Glastonbury, located at a distance of 40 minutes from Hamden, by car, will be celebrating its 36th edition, on October 16 and 17, in 2010. This popular fun annual event if filled with live music, dozens of craft booths, plenty of delicious food, entertaining activities such as the pie eating contest or the pie bake-off, as well as amusement rides for people of all ages.


If you love music, then plan your trip to Hamden in September, when the Eli Whitney Folk Festival takes place, offering visitors a music-filled weekend that showcases the diversity of musical genres through various entertaining performances.



Hamden's nightlife scene is not as appealing or as varied as in other much larger cities in USA, but if you take the time to look (or ask) around, you will certainly find a great spot, where you and your friends can relax and enjoy yourself, while having a drink or two. There are a few spots in Hamden that fit into this category, such as Towne Billiards, on Marne Street or Point After, on Dixwell Avenue.


Towne Billiards is considered to be the premier nightspot in Hamden, featuring pool tables, lots of drink varieties and music, offered in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. The cafe style menu, the professional staff, the spacious lounge and the relaxed, casual crowd that hangs out here, makes it the perfect place to recharge your batteries after a long, hard day at work.


Point After is also considered to be one of the most popular nightspots in Hamden, great for dancing the night away with friends and leave the worries behind.


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