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Haystack Mountain State Park

Route 272 North, Norfolk, CT
+1 860-482-1817
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You Can See for Miles and Miles

Haystack Mountain offers a mildly rigorous trek through the forest and up the mountain to an... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A nice hike

We hiked up Haystack Mountain a couple weeks ago. There's a tower at the top that has wonderful... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Hartford, Connecticut
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Route 272 North, Norfolk, CT
+1 860-482-1817
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Haystack Mountain offers a mildly rigorous trek through the forest and up the mountain to an observation tower with a 360-degree view of the mountains, lakes and towns near Norfolk, CT. The awesome stone tower deserves a close look as it is a beauty in...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We hiked up Haystack Mountain a couple weeks ago. There's a tower at the top that has wonderful views. It's definitely worth the hike. There's a road that you can drive up to the trail head or you can park at the gate and hike...More

Thank Yodaman100
Reviewed 9 November 2016

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

Thank Jeff G
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.

1  Thank Danielle N P
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!

2  Thank kvntitus5
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....More

1  Thank jmz6108
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.

Thank nsl003
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...More

Thank WPHS57
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.

Thank K254M
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...More

Thank Nancy B
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10 August 2017|
Response from Yodaman100 | Reviewed this property |
Trails only at Haystack. We're not campers, so I don't have any suggestions for that...sorry!🙁