Haystack Mountain State Park – Norfolk, CT
The 34 foot high stone tower at the summit of Haystack Mountain (1716 feet above sea level) allows visitors to see Long Island Sound, the Berkshires, and peaks in Massachusetts and New York. A roadway provides access halfway up the mountain.
Prominent along the road is a spectacle of foliage in the fall and an outstanding show of mountain laurel in June. From the end of the road there is a rugged half-mile trail to the top. Allow about half an hour for this walk if you are not a seasoned hiker. This park is a walk-in facility with limited parking available at the entrance. On weekends during the month of October the interior road is open to vehicles.