Talcott Mountain State Park

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Coordinates: 41°49′30″N 72°47′24″W / 41.82500°N 72.79000°W / 41.82500; -72.79000
Talcott Mountain State Park
Connecticut State Park
Hartford seen from Heublein Tower.jpg
View of the Hartford skyline from atop Heublein Tower, Talcott Mountain State Park
Country  United States
State  Connecticut
County Hartford
Towns Simsbury, Avon, Bloomfield
Elevation 915 ft (279 m) [1]
Coordinates 41°49′30″N 72°47′24″W / 41.82500°N 72.79000°W / 41.82500; -72.79000
Area 574 acres (232 ha) [2]
Established 1965
Management Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Location in Connecticut
Website: Talcott Mountain State Park

Talcott Mountain State Park is a 574-acre (232 ha) Connecticut state park located primarily in the town of Simsbury. The park is the home of the Heublein Tower, a 165-foot-high (50 m) lookout tower atop Talcott Mountain. The park offers picnicking, scenic views, and hiking on the Metacomet Trail. The Tower Trail is 1.25 miles (2 km) long; a walk to the tower takes approximately 30 to 40 minutes.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Talcott Mountain State Park". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Legislative Program Review and Investigations Committee (January 23, 2014). "State Parks and Forests: Funding". Staff Findings and Recommendations. Connecticut General Assembly. p. A-4. Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Talcott MountainState Park". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved February 5, 2013. 

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