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Talcott Mountain State Park

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Address: Rte. 185, Simsbury, CT
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Fun hike

This is a great hike, not to tough ( first hill will scare you), but something all ages enjoy. The view from the top is worth it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Christina V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great hike, not to tough ( first hill will scare you), but something all ages enjoy. The view from the top is worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a lovely hike just about any time of the year. It's shady and breezy by the ridge in the summer. The trail starts out hilly, but then flattens out for a pleasant stroll to the tower. Look for wildflowers, check out the Farmington Valley and look for old river oxbows from the ridge. There are vernal pools in the... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

There is a steep section for about a quarter of a mile from parking area to the edge of a cliff overlooking meadows and farms of Simsbury. Heublein Tower was open and provides gorgeous views from 5 flights up. Metacomet Blue Trail was pretty long, it took us 2.2 hours to complete. We started in back of the tower and... More 

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1 Thank tropicalgalCT
Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great hike, easy walk, beautiful view! Quiet woods, historic old home at end of hike. Wonderful nature find!

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Avon, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Lovely hike on a Sunday morning. Takes about 25 minutes to get to the top from parking area. Nice views of Farmington Valley from the top. Nice souvenir shop so take your wallet, but shop is only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Great hike up and very cool old house. Hard to imagine family lived up there. We love CT in the fall and this afternoon hike was great.

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Nanuet, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We parked our car and hiked up the yellow trail which is suppose to be easier and shorter than the blue trail. The beginning is steep but then levels off. At the top you will be given stunning views of the Connecticut valley, reservoirs and the Farmington river. A little further up is the famous Hublein tower. What an amazing... More 

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is a classic location in central Connecticut, and it does not disappoint. It's easy to find, easy to park, and worth the work of the hike. The first few minutes of the hike are a bit challenging, but it levels out fairly quickly, with the view at the top totally worth it. It is a dog-friendly trail, and we... More 

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Great location in Farmington Valley. Comfortable for many short activities. Close to sites that mark histories of this area.

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Avon, CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We hiked to the Heubline Tower from the reservoir in West Hartford off or RT 44. Challenging inclines and about 7 miles overall. Great views from he top and its an interesting tour of the Tower, which doesn't take all that long. We will try it again n the fall when the color should be spectacular.

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