Haystack Mountain (Connecticut)

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Haystack Mountain State Park
Connecticut State Park
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Observation tower atop Haystack Mountain
Country   United States
State   Connecticut
County Litchfield
Town Norfolk
Elevation 1,663 ft (507 m) [1]
Coordinates 42°0′17″N 73°12′30″W / 42.00472°N 73.20833°W / 42.00472; -73.20833
HAYSTACK MOUNTAIN (CONNECTICUT) Latitude and Longitude:

42°0′17″N 73°12′30″W / 42.00472°N 73.20833°W / 42.00472; -73.20833
  [1]
Area 292 acres (118 ha) [2]
Established 1917
Management Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Location in Connecticut
Website: Haystack Mountain State Park

Haystack Mountain is a 1,716-foot-high (523 m) mountain topped with an observation tower that is the chief features of Haystack Mountain State Park, a public recreation area in the town of Norfolk, Connecticut. [3]

The 34-foot-tall (10 m) Haystack Mountain Tower, built in 1929 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, sits upon it. The tower provides a view over the town of Norfolk and the neighboring town of Canaan.

Common forms of wildlife found on the mountain include raccoons, bears, deer, coyotes, opossums, skunks and foxes. The dominant plant life include mountain laurel (the state plant), pine trees and maples.


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