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Talcott Mountain State Park
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Great hike in a beautiful area

Well marked trails and plenty of great hiking. It was fairly crowded but the trails are wide enough... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
SteveO172
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Jackson, New Jersey
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Beautiful park

Talcott Mountain is a beautiful state park in Connecticut. Do some of the hikes and trails to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jake23121
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New Jersey
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

This is an excellent way to spend an afternoon outside. The hike to the ridgeline is not too strenuous and well worth it. The views are incredible. If you hike just a bit further along the ridge trail, you will end up at the 165 Heublein Tower. Climbing to the top of the tower offers one a 360 degree view of the New England countryside. There is also a gift shop at the base of the tower.

Date of experience: July 2013
3  Thank jonhX8385SO
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We did this walk years ago with our two children. I, of course, wasn't in shape for the hike up and the hike down killed the backs of my legs for days but oh so worth it. It was a fun day with a picnic lunch up at the Tower and the views are gorgeous on a clear day. You can actually see to New York State from up there. The view overlooking Simsbury is beautiful and breathtaking all in one. If afraid of heights, don't go near the edge. Many many many people walk up there on a regular basis. Great scenery!

Date of experience: August 2012
3  Thank NewHarfordMerle
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

The view from the top is nice but the hike up is steep. You walk basically on the edge of a cliff. It s scary but you do get rewarded. 4.0

Date of experience: July 2012
2  Thank JohnX269
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

A wonderful hike, scenic, not too long, with the tower to explore at the top. We do the hike at least once a year. Beautiful in fall!

Date of experience: September 2012
1  Thank outdoorgourmet
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Talcott Mountain State Park was a great place to visit to get a view of the Farmington River Valley.

You park at the base of the mountain and take a short but steep hike up to Heublin Tower.

Bring a small backpack with snacks or a lunch as there are no services on the mountain. It is an enjoyable destination with kids 8 and up. This is a hike though so people who are not fit will not enjoy this destination. Plan on spending an entire afternoon.

Date of experience: April 2013
3  Thank Karrn S
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