Haystack Mountain State Park, Norfolk

#22 of 66 in Nature in Connecticut
Must see · State Park · Nature / Park
Haystack Mountain is a 1716ft mountain topped with an observation tower that is the chief features of Haystack Mountain State Park, a public recreation area in the town of Norfolk, Connecticut.
The 34ft Haystack Mountain Tower, built in 1929 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, sits upon it. The tower provides a view over the town of Norfolk and the neighboring town of Canaan.
Common forms of wildlife found on the mountain include raccoons, bears, deer, coyotes, opossums, skunks and foxes. The dominant plant life include mountain laurel (the state plant), pine trees and maples.
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  • You drive halfway up on a paved road and then follow the hiking trail to the top. Bathroom was clean and well stocked. Hike is short but steep, views from the tower are totally worth it. It was a.....  more »
  • Even the drive up the mountain is great. There's a bit of a steep hike up to the tower, but anyone in average condition can make it. The views from the tower are more than well worth the climb...  more »
  • The children and I would hike up to the top and eat our sandwiches. The tower was a hit with all. Great View!
  • Good, short hike. Great view from the tower! Quite muddy and wet (running water) this time of year. Steep incline. Worth doing once for the view from the tower.

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