Heublein Tower
Heublein Tower
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MusicMan
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Solo
Why do state parks allow you to hike up to the top anytime during the day, but lock the gate to drive up? I was just there to try and drive up. Don’t say Covid or social distancing, because for one, it’s outdoors and two, there probably are several hikes up top. I know it’s the tail end of winter but the road is paved and not a dirt road.
Written March 19, 2021
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Steve O
Jackson, NJ370 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Solo
The tower was closed due to COVID but it’s still a great spot to visit regardless. The hike up is nice and the views at the top are great. Lots of room and area to explore and picnic areas outside.
Written October 16, 2020
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BusterBusBus
Orlando, FL1,064 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The tower itself is incredible. The views as you climb higher get more and more scenic. You can see for miles up in the tower on top of the mountain. When you enter you get a ticket, make sure to hang onto the ticket as you have to return it at the end. You climb the stairs on one side up, then one side down. Please if you go up do not turn around and go down. Wait till you get to a level and then go through the room and go to the downstairs stairs. Each level there are different rooms. As you climb to the top you will see all four directions of the North, South, East and West. Then you have to cli9mb down. On the window there are signs to show you what you are looking at. Wear good hiking boots or sneakers. There are a lot of stairs. The bathrooms are located out back around the side of the tower underneath.
Written November 20, 2019
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Jennifer O
Bristol, CT83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Family
Ok folks. I was able to do this hike and let’s just say that my couch is my best friend. There is an incline in the beginning so I just went slow, my kids were running up and down to check on me to see that I was still making progress. My sweet husband stayed back to encourage me to keep going. There was a family with a toddler that past me. Don’t worry, the well groomed path levels out just in time. The views are spectacular at the top! Dogs are welcomed on a leash but cannot go to the observation deck. Once you get to the top you will still need the strength for @ 100 steps but at the top of almost every flight there are family rooms to look at. There are real public bathrooms located in the back of the building. I dread port-a-potties. Many picnic tables around the grounds with views to enjoy if you thought ahead and packed some food. Great way to spend a couple of hours!
Written September 9, 2018
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Andres P
Weatogue, CT28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
I recently moved to CT and was recommended t to this hike. We just loved it as the scenery is quite beautiful specially autumn and spring. There is two ways to get to the tower and both are worth the hike; the view of Simsbury valley on one side and Hartford’s skyline on the other are quite nice.
Written October 28, 2019
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Amy S
Silverthorne, CO104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The hike will be pretty on most days but view is best when skies are clear. Great opportunity to grasp a flavor for the past century when movers and shakers of the time left visible marks of their lifestyles and values for others to experience. The ongoing updates and replacement of old faded photographs will further enrich one’s experience. Folks, this is a free activity that functions on staff couldn’t have been nicer. The trails are very friendly for dogs that keep their owners on a leash.
Written August 16, 2019
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Ernie P
Connecticut25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
This is a hike! But the views from the top of the ridge and the tower itself are fantastic. The tower has been well maintained and offers a lot of interesting history on the construction and uses of the facility. Well worth the effort to hike up - be careful on the edges as there are no guards of any sort.
Written July 3, 2019
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Papa T
Bloomfield, CT37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
It amazes me how many people in Connecticut don’t know about Heublein or have only looked up from the roads in Simsbury and Avon. The isn’t suited for really young children nor out of shape seniors but it’s a manageable hike for most. The reward is stunning views of the Farmington valley. Most weekends when the weather is cooperating,the parking lot overflows onto route 185 which tells you that this is a resource enjoyed by many.

The best part is everything is free! My suggestion would be to read up on the history of Heublein, Talbots Mountain and maybe King Philip before the outing to help you connect with the past will making the journey. Also, bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the summit.

Weekends in fall are always packed so think about taking a day off in early summer and enjoy the peace.
Written January 12, 2019
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Robb C
Simsbury, CT26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Family
Nothing beats a hike to be Tower in a nice day. The hike is pretty easy after the first 1/4 mile and the views are great. The Tower itself had some great history and the views are even better.
Written January 21, 2018
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mommasgirl26
Avon, CT25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
The hike up is steep - a great workout if you move right along. Hang gliders take off from the 'peak' - it's a fabulous view of the valley. There are picnic tables, and a sometimes-working water fountain at the top. I don't suggest women hike up there alone however. It's remote. Grab a friend and your sneakers and go see it - it is a one-of-a-kind, beautiful site!
Written May 1, 2017
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