“Hike to Heublein Tower” in Simsbury

Lee Wilson - 5/12/2019

OPEN EVENT – Join veterans, their families and current military on a "Hike to Heublein Tower” in Simsbury

on Connecticut Trails Day, Saturday, June 1, 2019

The public is invited to join military veterans and their families to hike the Blue-Blazed Metacomet Trail to historic Heublein Tower and museum in Simsbury for a breathtaking 360° view of Connecticut. Military veterans and their families are encouraged to join their comrades in this first of its kind event on Connecticut Trails Day.* Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion will be on hand to welcome those who choose to begin the hike from the Talcott Mountain State Park entrance. Others may

join the hike from the Yellow Trail on Summit Ridge Drive.

In addition, veteran program awareness representatives will be available to answer questions and welcome those who wish to hike. The public is welcome to join in to learn more about how veterans service groups make a difference in the lives of our military veterans and their families. The tower and museum is open from 10:00am to 5:00pm daily in the summer months. For more information on how to find the various hiking routes, visit: www.friendsofheubleintower.org  or www.ct.gov/deep or contact Lee Wilson at 860-798-3562. He encourages all veterans who can to take the hike with family and friends and join in the fun of the outdoors. 

*This hike is part of Connecticut Trails Day, organized by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association  which hosts the largest National Trails Day celebration in the nation.  There are over 220 events organized throughout the state annually.  National Trails Day began in 1993 as a nationwide initiative of the American Hiking Society.

NO RSVP REQUIRED – just show up!