Talcott Mountain State Park, Connecticut

I saw it from the road, an elegant tower whose prominence is 1,000’ high.

To get there head into Talcott Mountain State Park [560 Simsbury Rd Bloomfield, CT 06002], where the trail begins.

Heublein Tower was built in 1914 by Gilbert Heublein, known as the manufacturer of A1 Steak Sauce and Smirnoff Vodka. The tower is 165 feet tall and has hosted two different presidents, Eisenhower and Reagan. The Tower Trail is 1.25 miles long, so 2.5 in total. It is a gravel trail with a slightly steep grade. Views along the way are absolutely breathtaking.

On a clear day, Mount Monadnock is visible on the horizon.

Even though this is a popular trail, you’ll find there are many enclaves to choose from – some quieter than others.

The magnificent tower can serve as your final destination, or you can continue on to further hiking trails past the crowds.

Good to know:
+Tower is open seasonally, while the grounds are open daily

+Parking is always free

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2 Responses to Talcott Mountain State Park, Connecticut

  1. julieovaltrades says:

    Thanks for the tip! I always like to go places nice and early or on a weekday if possible, to avoid the crowds.

  2. Parking is always free – but not always available, as on beautiful days during the season, especially on weekends, it fills up as far down as Rte. 185/Simsbury Rd. But the views are stunning, and it’s often on the approach to Bradley Field, if you like watching aircraft –

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