1. Haystack Mountain State Park, West Norfolk, Stone Tower
From Norfolk, at the junction of Routes 44 and 272, take 272 north a half mile to the park entrance on the left. The entry road leads to the parking area, and a short trail walk of 15 minutes leads to the tower, providing a 360-degree panorama of the countryside.
2. Macedonia Brook State Park, Warren, Cobble Mountain
From Kent, take Route 341 west two miles to Macedonia. Take the first right onto Macedonia Brook Road into the park, bearing left at the fork. From the parking lot, take Cobble Mountain Trail, blazed white. Views are from the Harlem Valley into the Taconic and Catskill Mountains.
3. Mohawk State Forest, Cornwall, Lookout Tower
From Torrington, drive west on Route 4 for 14 miles to the park entrance, Toumey Road, on the left. At the 'T' intersection, turn right onto Mohawk Mountain Road. The Lookout Tower is at the end. Scenic vistas to the north and west include the Catskill, Taconic, and Berkshire ranges. Hikers can pick up the blue-blazed Mattatuck or Mohawk Trails, which cross the site.
4. Pachaug State Forest, Voluntown, Mt. Misery Overlook
Forest entrance is on Route 49, .6 miles north of Voluntown. Turn left into entrance and drive two miles west; bear left at the fork to parking lot. Woods access road on left leads to overlook.