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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  • This is an easy family & dog friendly hike with great views and a beautiful tower to climb as the rewards! The hike is only about a mile up from the trail head parking area. The first third or so of t...  more »
  • I read the review of the trail up to the top here and elsewhere, and was honestly kind of concerned that I'd be literally rock climbing. My fears were unfounded. The first thousand feet or so of the t...  more »
  • Follow GPM address on their website. We did not and ended up in someone backyard. The park is very nice and well kept. Short walk to the top of the mountains allows for a beautiful view over Connectic...  more »
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  • The park was gorgeous, offering beautiful views once you got to the top of the mountain. The tower itself was closed for the season but the hike was absolutely worth it. The lower portions of the park were kept very clean and the trails were well maintained. I would mention that there are sections that are rather difficult and physically demanding...but overall just about anyone could make the climb.
  • Beautiful hike. Not very strenuous (I'm an endurance athlete, 30+ miles per week running, 100+ cycling), but fun. The historic house at the top was also informative, and the view was fantastic! The glass walls let you see off in every direction for miles, and we went up on a clear afternoon.
  • Nice wide trail. On the easy side but there are parts that get the heart rate up. Great views near the top. Good parking available. Housed toilets near the parking area.
  • The hike was slightly challenging (in a good way) and the views from the top were incredible. I will definitely be back during the summer to tour the Heublin Tower.
  • Great hike to the top of the mountain and tower. The hike is a pretty easy 3 mile (round trip) with only the first .75 mile upwards. Kids 5+ can do it no problem. Several other trails intersect in the woods making it fun for the adventurous as well. The view of the area is always picturesque.
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