Connecticut State Parks

Connecticut State Park Journeys: Mount Tom

Mount Tom State Park is one of the oldest state parks! Like Haystack and Talcott Mountains, you get rewarded for your hiking venture to the top, a tower to oversee all.

My family and I climbed Mt. Tom on a Friday morning so there wasn’t really anyone else there. I can’t say how crowded it usually gets. I certainly got a bit claustrophobic climbing the tower! I won’t let that stop me 🙂

If you are making a list for autumn hikes, this is one to put towards the top of your list.

Connecticut State Parks

Connecticut State Park Journeys: Harkness Memorial

While not a hiking state park, Harkness Memorial State Park is one of the parks that had been at the top of my list of Connecticut parks to visit, simply because of it’s beauty. Right on the coast in Waterford, with an old mansion (it’s named Eolia), beautiful summer gardens and plenty of space to walk around, it’s a must see for anyone who wants to visit a state park and not do any strenuous hiking. It’s a place to admire nature, sit in peace and bring the camera.

This is a state park to absolutely visit in summer 🙂