Haystack Mountain (Connecticut) Article

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Haystack Mountain State Park
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Observation tower atop Haystack Mountain
Map showing the location of Haystack Mountain State Park
Map showing the location of Haystack Mountain State Park
Location in Connecticut
Location Norfolk, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
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]
Area292 acres (118 ha) [2]
Elevation1,663 ft (507 m) [1]
Established1917
Governing bodyConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
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.

References

  1. ^ a b "Haystack Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Appendix A: List of State Parks and Forests" (PDF). State Parks and Forests: Funding. Staff Findings and Recommendations. Connecticut General Assembly. January 23, 2014. p. A-1. Retrieved September 23, 2016.
  3. ^ "Haystack Mountain State Park". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved 20 February 2013.

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