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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
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
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!
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
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
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