Go swimming and have a picnic at Mount Tom, then hike the trail to the stone lookout tower for some memorable views.

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6 days ago

Nice quick hike.

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1 month ago

Easy trail and great views from the old tower on top

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1 month ago

Awesome trail, perfect for dogs a view before the tower and the tower view was awesome. 2 THUMBS UP ! me and pearly jam will be back! Are time was 1 hour

Nice and easy hike to the top where you’ll find an old tower with great views.

Not a bad little hike. I went after a snowstorm so it was very pretty. The views from the rower was cool.

Pretty easy, good views from the tower, kid-friendly.

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6 months ago

Pretty hike, took me about 50 mins front to back including ~5-10 mins at the top. Love the tower! Very cool.

Great hike with terrain ranging from flatter and even to hilly and rocky. The tower at the top has a pretty view of the surround hills, towns and fall foliage!

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10 months ago

Ok hike to the tower. It just appears out of nowhere. Great views from top

Monday, April 24, 2017

Easy short distance trail but great views in the fall season with the foliage.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Nice hike great veiws

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Short hike. Rocky in some areas but overall not bad. Decent views from the tower.

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Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Hiked as part of the Skys the limit challenge. Nice hike to the tower and the views were really good worth the hike to see. Hit up a few geocaches along the way. Good times I would visit again.

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Monday, April 04, 2016

There are a lot of rocky areas to the tower, but the view at the top makes it all worth it. Definitely need the right footwear or you will twist or sprain and ankle.

on Mount Tom Tower Trail

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

This is a cool place to visit. We loved the tower and a few other things about this place. Check out our full write up.
http://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/mounttomtower

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

This is a nice short trail with an approximate elevation gain of 395 feet and the reward of a great view at the top off of an old stone tower. The trail is very rocky in some parts, so you should wear appropriate shoes to protect your ankles. The blazes (yellow blobs of paint) are somewhat spread out, but the trail is relatively easy to follow. Some parts of the trail are covered by debris (e.g. a fallen tree). People have created mini-trails that circumvent those areas. Because there are other trails that do not appear to be marked, pay close attention to the yellow blobs of paint -- particularly when you are nearing the end where an arrow of paint points you downward, yet the trail looks like it continues. Overall, an enjoyable hike.

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Monday, September 03, 2012

Nice simple hike...and the tower reopened on sept 7th 2012.

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Nice, short hike. Not too tough. Good gain for short distance.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

This mountain, one of the mountains in the Mt. Tom range (the other Mt. Toms being in Moodus, CT and Holyoke, MA) has a few different trails. The trail that begins near the parking lot is the easier of the two that lead to the lookout tower. If you walk down the road towards the pond another trail is marked and leads to the tower as well, connecting to the aforementioned easier trail. The latter trail is a bit more demanding.
Although the tower is closed for repairs now, I pretty much grew up hiking this trail and can say that it is worth the trip any time of year. Right now the foliage is amazing.
Today I discovered another trail but it is not marked with an obvious sign like the other trails, so I'll let you discover it for yourself!
Very beautiful, great swimming in the summer, too. I've been told that you can see Long Island with binoculars on a clear day, but even without binoculars the view is spectacular.

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Thursday, August 05, 2010

Great little trail, footing is somewhat rocky and some of the trail can be challenging and uneven, but the tower view is worth the hike. I hike with my dog and he had no difficulty with the trek. There is a swimming area for people and the dogs can cool off outside that designated area. unfortunately there is a $6 fee for entry to the park every day of the week (some state parks charge only on the weekends).

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