Mount Tom State Park



Occupying 231 acres, the Mount Tom State Park is one of the oldest in Connecticut. It was among the 15 parks created between 1913 and 1918 by Connecticut’s first State Park Commission and it was the first to open to the public. Today, the Park is a recreation area where visitors are free to hike up to Mt. Tom Tower as well as swim in the Mt. Tom Pond.


  • Mt. Tom Tower stands at 34 feet tall and provides visitors with a 360-degree view of the surrounding area and landmarks. The trail to the tower is less than one mile long and rises some 500 feet.
  • Visitors can also enjoy Mt. Tom Pond’s clear and crisp water during the summer months. Picnic tables are set up along the pond’s banks and make a great place for a relaxing lunch after a quick swim.