Mount Tom State Park

Litchfield, Connecticut 06750

Mount Tom State Park

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"If you seek lofty views with minimal effort, this short hike is for you. At 232 acres, this state park—one of Connecticut’s oldest—has plenty to offer. The hike is a wonderful way to introduce young children to the joys of summiting. The climb is mostly gradual, with one short, steep stretch on the descent. Moderately deep and clear, Mount Tom Pond is spring-fed and a great place to cool off after your trek."

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Best Hikes with Kids: Connecticut, Massachusetts, & Rhode Island (The Mountaineers Books)
Cynthia Copeland, Thomas J. Lewis, & Emily Kerr
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"This short hike is still a challenging one for small hikers because you will gain 400 feet within 0.5 mile. The summit, at 1291 feet, stands more than 100 feet higher than the Massachusetts mountain that shares its name. The climb through dense forest culminates in a fabulous view from atop the stone tower. After the hike, the whole family can take a dive into the pristine water of Mount Tom Pond and then finish the day with a beachside picnic. Toilets, changing houses, and drinking water are available near the beach. (If you hike midwinter, bring your ice skates and explore the pond Dorothy Hamill–style at the end of your walk.)" Read more

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360 feet
Elevation Gain
Skill Level
1.0 hour
Mt. Tom State Park
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Dec 2018