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Talcott Mountain State Park

Take in the spectacular vista in all directions from the 165-foot Heublein Tower, the former summer home of a prominent Hartford family. Within the tower is a museum of local history. It's a scenic 1.25 mile hike to the tower and picnic area.

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Take in the spectacular vista in all directions from the 165-foot Heublein Tower, the former summer home of a prominent Hartford family. Within the tower is a museum of local history. It's a scenic 1.25 mile hike to the tower and picnic area.

The familiar Farmington River Valley landmark of Heublein Tower sits atop Talcott Mountain, a long, precipitous wooded ledge named after the Talcott family. The 165-foot structure was built as a summer home in 1914 by Gilbert Heublein. Hiking the Tower Trail is 1.25 miles long; a walk to the Tower takes approximately 30-40 minutes. The Tower is accessed by the walking trail only, open from Thursday through Sunday until Labor Day. During peak fall foliage season, will be open six days a week.

Hikers may encounter a variety of wildlife including deer, fox, and rabbits in this natural sanctuary. Bird watchers enjoy occasional sightings of the turkey vulture, bald eagle and pileated woodpecker. During May, visitors find wildflowers such as trillium, trout lily, wood anemone, and Dutchman's breeches. Tables, grills and toilets are available for hikers.

Other amenities: Picnicking

 

Pricing: Free.

Other Amenities: Picnic Shelters, Toilets, Hiking Trails

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Location:

Rte. 185
Simsbury, CT 06070

Hours:

Park is open 8 am to sunset.

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