Mike and I decided to head to the tower in mid-September. We were both in the mood for a day trip but had to many errands to run, cleaning to do, and Saabs to fix to go much further than 20 minutes away. A hike to the Hueblien Tower seemed like the perfect compromise.
Because this was mid-September, we didn’t get to experience that spectacular, vibrant fall foliage this hike is known for (for that, see Sarah’s hike there last fall), but it did give us the chance to spend a few hours outdoors on a beautiful Sunday, and a good excuse to try Republic, a new restaurant in Bloomfield for beers and football after our hike. A note on Republic: we just stopped in for a quick snack because we had a pot roast in the slow cooker at home, but after looking over the menu, and reading about it on Leeanne’s blog, I cannot wait to go back for a full meal.
You can see the leaves are getting ready to turn, but not quite there yet. That was fine. It’s still a very pretty hike, and we were psyched to see a hang glider peeking through the trees every few minutes on our way up the mountain.
Afternoon Hike to the Hueblein Tower in Bloomfield
Itinerary for Afternoon Hike to the Hueblein Tower
Talcott Mountain State Park
Heublein Tower Trail
560 Simsbury Road, Rt. 185
39 Jerome Avenue
Bloomfield, CT 06002
What to do in and near Bloomfield, Connecticut