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Haystack Mountain State Park

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Address: Route 272 North, Norfolk, CT
Phone Number: +1 860-482-1817
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Nice Hike & Great Views

We had heard about the Tower at Haystack and the great views from the top. You can see 360 degrees for miles.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jeff G
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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had heard about the Tower at Haystack and the great views from the top. You can see 360 degrees for miles.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The hike is not difficult (one bit that's rugged/steep, but that part isn't too long) and you'll be rewarded by beautiful, panoramic views from the observation tower at the summit.

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Canaan, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Great place to climb to the top ,to a medival tower.You can see Vermont,NY,Mass. and on occasion,the Long Island sound! Great place for a rugged,but easily,climb.Go there to reflect,and marvel at the scenery!

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Woodbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

My 15 year old daughter and I did this hike on Saturday morning. We drove up the paved windy road to a small parking lot where the wooded path begins. This was a great hike, probably a mile total, that leads to a beautiful tower. The views from the top of the tower are amazing. We took lots of beautiful... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

There is a lovely stone tower at the top which provides a lovely 360 degree view. It is a relatively easy hike.

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White Plains, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

If you're in this area, don't skip Haystack Mountain. You drive up to a parking area, and from there it's just a 30-minute (or less) walk to the summit. Just one little steep spot. But then climb the 40 or so steps to the top of a remarkable stone tower for 360-degree views of the surroundings and the Berkshires.

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Norfolk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Short hike up hill, at top is a tower, you can walk up it and see all around Norfolk from the top of the tower.

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Falls Village, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Hike the 2 mile paved road and then about 1/3 mile of trail or hike either of two trails (0.64 mile or 1.1 miles) to the impressive memorial (not fire) tower, built in 1929. The views are from the top of the tower, up an additional 54 steps, but well worth it. A nice pond and a few picnic tables... More 

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Torrington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

relatively short walk to the top of hill where there is a well kept fire tower. Don't miss ascending the stairway to top of tower. Wonderful views.

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Norfolk, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

This park is a nice place for a layed back hike. The fire tower at the top is an easily attainable goal. The views are fantastic and the place is clean. No "real" bathrooms. Enjoy a scenic ride to this park and stop at Haystack Pizza on your way home!

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