Washington, Fairfield County, CT
Source: Hardy, #4
Route 7 north into New Milford, turn right onto Bridge Street and then left onto Route 202 north; 0.6 of a mile east of the junction of Route 7 with Rout 341, watch for the state park sign by the access road (Old Town Road).
The summit of Mount Tom is 1325 feet above sea level, 125 feet higher than its Massachusetts counterpart.
Mount Tom is named for the mountain within its boundaries.
Swimming, hiking, picnicking, fishing, ice skating, boating (non-motor). There is a daily charge.
Park in the picnic area by the Tower Trail. The tower trail is about a mile long and rises some 500 feet. Walk along the white-blazed trail up a gravel road. This takes you to a circular stone tower. To the northwest you can see the Riga Plateau and its Mounts Bear, Race, and Everett. You can make a circular trail if you wish out of this walk.
Amelanchier arborea (shadbush)
Betula alleghaniensis (yellow birch)
Gaylussacia baccata (black huckleberry)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
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