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Nice view at the top

A little bit of a steep climb but the views were worth it. It was also noticeably cooler at the top... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Jen B
Bethel, Connecticut
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A 360 degree panoramic view of Litchfield County.

A 20 minute hike to the top gets you to a watchtower. From the top of the watchtower the view is... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Barbara P
Ramsey, New Jersey
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

A little bit of a steep climb but the views were worth it. It was also noticeably cooler at the top the day we went.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jen B
Reviewed 24 October 2017

A 20 minute hike to the top gets you to a watchtower. From the top of the watchtower the view is spectacular!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Barbara P
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We went for a fun hike from the parking lot that is part way up the mountain. We went off trail a bit but ended up on a trail that led to the summit. Little did we know that there are a few ways down...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank horsemom55
Reviewed 20 September 2017

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

Date of experience: September 2017
Reviewed 15 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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Yodaman100
Reviewed 10 November 2016

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

Date of experience: October 2016
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.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank DanielleNP3
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!

Date of experience: September 2016
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

Date of experience: July 2016
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.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank nsl003
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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!🙁