Talcott Mountain State Park, Simsbury

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Talcott Mountain State Park is a 574-acre (232 ha) public recreation area located on Talcott Mountain in the towns of Avon, Bloomfield, and Simsbury, Connecticut. The state park features the Heublein Tower, a 165-foot-high (50 m) mountaintop lookout. Access to the tower and its associated museum is via a 1.25-mile-long (2 km) trail that takes 30 to 40 minutes to walk. The park offers picnicking, views of the surrounding area, and hiking along the Metacomet Trail.
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  • We enjoyed the challenge of trekking to the tower on top. The path is well done and offers two options.  more »
  • Went to get dinner fresh air during the Covid 19 pandemic. It was our first time there and we didn't pay too much attention to the color of trails, but we went up the trail near the helicopter...  more »
  • 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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