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Workout Hike: Heublein Tower/Talcott Mtn via Avon Land Trust Trails ~5 miles

Date and Time

Friday, November 6, 2020, 9:00AM - 11:30AM

Location

Nod Way, Avon, CT 06001 (there is space to pull off along the road; the trailhead is marked),
Connecticut, West of River,
CT United States

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

This event is full

Overview

This is not a slow ramble in the woods, but a workout pace (~3 mph) on some pleasant woodland trails, with some moderately steep terrain where we approach the Heublein tower from the southwest. We will stop at the top to enjoy a snack and water break. There is a spot that can be tricky because of scree (loose, gravel-like stones) and there can be some sliding on it due to the grade. We will be going up this spot, but will by pass it on the way down. Bring poles if you have them/think you might use them. Leader also has some to lend on request, and this area can be gone around on the way up, should it prove necessary. Please keep this scree in mind when choosing your footwear. Ordinary road sneakers are not appropriate for this. Please bring water, a snack, and weather-appropriate clothing. One experienced trail dog is welcomed, but please check with leader in advance. This is a map of our hike: (except we are only doing a small portion of yellow) http://avonlandtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Metacomet-Ridge-Trails-Aug-2018.png Just a reminder: we are not meeting at the state park access area to the tower. We are on the other side of the mountain.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

Driving Directions

Click map for driving directions

From what is known as "Alsop Corner" in Avon (Route 44 intersection at Avon Old Farms Inn) head north on Nod Rd. for 0.25 miles. Turn east (right) on Nod Way and park on Nod Way.

Heublein Tower was opened in 1914. It can be found at the top of Talcott Mountain State Park in Simsbury, Connecticut. On the left side of the the photograph you can see Hartford city skyline.

Activity

Hiking

Offered By

Connecticut

Status

Full

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




(best time to call: Not after 9 pm or before 7 am. Texts welcome. May have no signal at trail.)

Putting one foot in front of the other as often as I can. CT DEEP Master Wildlife Conservationist concentrating on mammals. Working on my NH 48. I like challenging hikes and all the beautiful places.