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Talcott Mountain State Park

Rte. 185, Simsbury, CT
+1 860-424-3200
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A great hike with a spectacular view at the end. Heublein Tower and Simsbury.

There is a short climb to reach the ridge than it level to the Tower. When Its open you can climb... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Simsbury, Connecticut
Wonderful park to hike to the top of the mountain.

We enjoyed our hike and loved the views when we reached the summit. We were fascinated by the house... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Felix B
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Rte. 185, Simsbury, CT
+1 860-424-3200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a short climb to reach the ridge than it level to the Tower. When Its open you can climb the stairway to the top for 360 degree view of the Farmington Valley

Thank mmeischeid
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We enjoyed our hike and loved the views when we reached the summit. We were fascinated by the house that was built on the mountain. Very interesting.

Thank Felix B
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The hike to the tower is relatively easy and suitable for most everyone. The views from the tower are spectacular! On a clear day you can easily see as far as Springfield, MA

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 29 January 2017

One of the nicest hikes with spectacular views of the Farmington River Valley First part is very steep. Go in the Fall season, never after wet weather, lots of mud.

Thank Victor B
Reviewed 4 January 2017 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.

1  Thank Christina V
Reviewed 1 January 2017

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...More

1  Thank Deborah C
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,...More

1  Thank tropicalgalCT
Reviewed 17 October 2016

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

1  Thank Linda S
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.

1  Thank jstaines72
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.

Thank Kathryn C
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Hi, I would like to visit Talcott Mountain to see the fall colours. I have two questions: 1. when is the best time to see the maximum colours for this year? 2. Is there a designated area for car parking once i reach the place? Thanks
12 October 2016|
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Response from marilynrick | Reviewed this property |
leaf peeping sept oct. not great this year but nice place to go anyway. yes there is parting