Talcott Mountain State Park, Simsbury

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Talcott Mountain State Park is a 574acre Connecticut state park located primarily in the town of Simsbury. The park is the home of the Heublein Tower, a 165ft lookout tower atop Talcott Mountain. The park offers picnicking, scenic views, and hiking on the Metacomet Trail. The Tower Trail is 1.25mi long; a walk to the tower takes approximately 30 to 40 minutes.
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  • Talcott Hiking Trail. I took my german shepherd here and had no idea what I was getting into. Parking is designated on Summit Ridge Road. The forest is beautiful. However, my ankles were not prepared ...  more »
  • I hiked here with several friends, and while we were all at different hiking levels, we all managed to have a great time. There's plenty of trail space, and while the paths themselves can be a bit une...  more »
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  • A low to moderate steep initial part followed by a flat trail then a low difficulty to the tower. Again kids loved it. The historical tower at the top is open during certain hours. There are restrooms at the top. Fall would be a better time to go, but early winter would be less crowded.
  • Amazing place for a hike. The start is a bit steep and rocky, so good walking shoes are a must, but the rest levels out and is fairly easygoing. It took us about 30 minutes to get to Heublin Tower at the top of the trail. The tower is a gorgeous old home with some great history and the view from the observation deck at the top is hard to beat - a must see! My personal favorite part are all of the little lookout areas as you're going up the hill. They may not be as high the lookout tower, but the view of the unenclosed expanse of Hartford and the towns around it is truly breathtaking.

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