What to do in Mount Tom State Park

*This information was provided by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection*

Mt. Tom is one of the oldest parks in the state park system; it is named for the mountain within its boundaries. There is a stone tower on top of the mountain that is a favored destination among hikers. The summit of Mt. Tom is 1325 feet above sea level, 125 feet higher than its Massachusetts counterpart. The tower trail is less than one mile long and rises some 500 feet.

Mount Tom State Park has wonderful facilities including bathrooms, concession stands and change houses.

Recreation
There are many recreation opportunities at Mount Tom State Park including non-motor boating, fishing, hiking, picnicking, swimming, scuba diving, and also a lookout tower.

Location
From the East: take I-84, Exit 39 (Route 4). Follow Route 4 to Route 118. Continue on Route 118 into Litchfield, then pick up Route 202. Mount Tom is on Route 202. When you see a lake on the left, look for park signs.

From the North: take Route 8, Exit 42 onto Route 118. Follow Route 118 into Litchfield, then pick up Route 202. Mount Tom is on Route 202. When you see a lake on the left, look for park signs.

From the South: take Route 8, Exit 42 onto Route 118. Follow Route 118 into Litchfield, then pick up Route 202. Mount Tom is on Route 202. When you see a lake on the left, look for park signs.

From New York: take Route 7 north onto Route 202. Follow Route 202 north. Continue on Route 202 approximately 1/4 mile past the turnoff for Route 341 in Woodville. At the top of a long uphill grade look for park signs on the right.

Climate
The climate of this state involves a moderate amount of humidity, heat and cold. Summer highs reach 90 degrees F with low temperatures near 65 degrees. Evenings near the water can become cool and light jackets and sweaters are recommended. Winter temperatures average in the mid thirties during the day and in the teens at night. Rarely do temperatures dip to zero, especially in the southern portion of the state, where the water influences the more temperate weather.

Address
30 Lake Waramaug Road
New Preston, CT 06777

Phone: 860-868-2592

Email: dep.stateparks@po.state.ct.us
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