Haystack Mountain (Connecticut)

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Coordinates: 42°0′17.337″N 73°12′30.4092″W / 42.00481583°N 73.208447000°W / 42.00481583; -73.208447000
Haystack Mountain State Park
Connecticut state park
Country  United States
State  Connecticut
County Litchfield
Town Norfolk
Elevation 1,663 ft (507 m) [1]
Coordinates 42°0′17.337″N 73°12′30.4092″W / 42.00481583°N 73.208447000°W / 42.00481583; -73.208447000
Established Unspecifiied
Management Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Location of Haystack Mountain State Park in Connecticut

Haystack Mountain, located in Haystack Mountain State Park, is a 1,716-foot-high (523 m)[2] mountain in the town of Norfolk, Connecticut.

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[edit]

  1. ^ "Haystack Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 12 September 1979. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Haystack Mountain State Park". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 

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