Haystack Mountain State Park, Norfolk

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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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  • The hike is uphill all the way, but not exhaustingly steep. And the tower offers a fine 360 view of the area. 
    The hike is uphill all the way, but not exhaustingly steep. And the tower offers a fine 360 view of the area.  more »
  • 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
    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 »
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  • I love this place because you can walk up to the tower and get an amazing view with beautiful pictures.

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