Talcott Mountain State Park

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Talcott Mountain State Park
Hartford seen from Heublein Tower.jpg
View of the Hartford skyline from Heublein Tower
Map showing the location of Talcott Mountain State Park
Map showing the location of Talcott Mountain State Park
Location in Connecticut
LocationAvon, Bloomfield & Simsbury, Connecticut, United States
Coordinates41°49′25″N 72°47′56″W / 41.82361°N 72.79889°W / 41.82361; -72.79889Coordinates: 41°49′25″N 72°47′56″W / 41.82361°N 72.79889°W / 41.82361; -72.79889[1]
Area574 acres (232 ha)[2]
Elevation915 ft (279 m)[1]
DesignationConnecticut state park
Established1965[3]
AdministratorConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
WebsiteTalcott Mountain State Park

Talcott Mountain State Park is a 574-acre (232 ha) public recreation area located on Talcott Mountain in the towns of Avon, Bloomfield, and Simsbury, Connecticut. The state park features the Heublein Tower, a 165-foot-high (50 m) mountaintop lookout. Access to the tower and its associated museum is via a 1.25-mile-long (2 km) trail that takes 30 to 40 minutes to walk. The park offers picnicking, views of the surrounding area, and hiking along the Metacomet Trail.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Talcott Mountain State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Appendix A: List of State Parks and Forests" (PDF). State Parks and Forests: Funding. Staff Findings and Recommendations. Connecticut General Assembly. January 23, 2014. p. A-4. Retrieved March 20, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Talcott MountainState Park". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. September 2017. Retrieved October 25, 2017.

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