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Heublein Tower, Simsbury

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The 165-foot-tall (50 m) Heublein Tower is located in Talcott Mountain State Park in Simsbury, Connecticut and provides panoramic views of the Hartford skyline, the Farmington River Valley, and surrounding areas that are particularly spectacular in the fall. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

The correct pronunciation of the tower is debated. The Heublein family came from Germany, where they pronounced it HOY-bline, but after immigrating to the United States, over the years it was pronounced HIGH-bline. After Heublein Inc. was bought by the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in 1982, advertising was run on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, who pronounced it HUGH-bline.
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  • First hike up to Heublein Tower and no regrets! It was a beautiful sunny day(March 18th, 2021) and the views from the top of mountain were amazing. It may be a little difficult first 20 mins or so.....  more »
  • Been hiking to the Tower for many many (40) years. The ridge trail is shorter and a little more challenging. Hiked to the tower when it was closed (before State restoration). During the 1970's...  more »
  • Very nice place to see for sure. It was a good place to take a hike and well worth it for sure when you get to see the tower/home at the top. Had a great afternoon here.
  • When the tower is open the views are breath taking. Great hike for all ages. Our 2.5 year old hiked 90% of the way there and back and slept so well that night!

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