The Sky’s the Limit 2015 Hiking Challenge #2
Haystack Mountain State Park, Tower
May 24, 2015
My love for Norfolk is well-documented on this website. I love its goofy claim to fame – “The Icebox of Connecticut,” its affinity for curling, its beautiful and eclectic “downtown,” and its state parks. The inaugural “Sky’s the Limit Challenge” features two Norfolk parks, and I love them both.
I’ve also been to both Norfolk parks a bunch of times, but this was the first time Hoang or the boys climbed to the top of Haystack. We drove up to the parking lot along the fun little park road. It’s always reminded me of the Pyrenees, with its short stone walls, skinniness, and serpentine twists. The hike to the tower is about half a mile, half of which can be pretty steep at times. The views from the tower are, obviously, beautiful.
More in-depth pages on the tower and park at the bottom.
Here is a short video of Calvin getting to the top of the tower: