15 Scenic CT Overlooks

   Connecticut is home to scenic overlooks throughout the state, whether it's along the Long Island Sound or along the Connecticut/Massachusetts border, there's sure to be a spot near you. Below are 15 overlooks we think are some of the best in the state.

1. Heublein Tower (Simsbury)

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2. Castle Craig (Meriden)

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3. Old Furnace State Park (Killingly)

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BenJacobsenPhoto.com

4. Soapstone Mountain (Somers)

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5. Haystack Mountain (Norfolk)

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6. Dennis Hill State Park (Norfolk)

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7. Lovers Leap State Park (New Milford)

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8. Gillette Castle State Park (East Haddam)

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9. Giuffrida Park (Meriden)

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10. Sleeping Giant State Park (Hamden)

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11. Squantz Pond State Park (New Fairfield)

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12. Lantern Hill (North Stonington)

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13. Macricostas Preserve (New Preston)

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tripadvisor/JohnB

14. Mount Tom State Park (Litchfield)

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15. Case Mountain (Manchester)

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tripadvisor/ElaineH

Know a spot that we didn't include on our list/ Let us know in the comments below or on any of our social media accounts!

Note: none of the photos used in this article were taken by Local Connecticut staff. Credit is given to the photographers directly below each photo.