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Heublein Tower ~ After Thanksgiving Hike!
Hike Level: Moderate, Wide Paths, Steep Grades, Beautiful Views from the top! Hike Start Time: 10:00 AM Hike Distance: 2.5 Miles Hike Duration: About 1 1/2 hours Water on Trail For Dogs: No- Bring water for your dogs Disclaimer Our leaders work to ensure a safe environment at all activities. While safety is a priority, Manchester Dog Owners Group, Inc. (MDOG) has no control over the condition of the trails. Hikers hike at their own risk. MDOG shall not be held liable for any damage(s) hikers or their dogs incur while at an MDOG organized event/activity (including, but not limited to, MDOG Hikes). All hikes are organized as a group. MDOG asks all individuals to stay with the group. MDOG shall not be held responsible for hikers/dogs who become lost. Hikes may be steep or have difficult terrain. New hikers should consult a physician before starting any exerting activities. MDOG reserves the right to discern if a dog should be leashed and owners (group or individual) may be asked to do so. Owners should be aware of any property laws for hikes and are responsible for any and all fines and damage(s) incurred by themselves and/or their dog(s). The Hike: Heublein Tower trail, which is located in Simsbury and Bloomfield. There is ample parking located up the hill from the park entrance near the trail head. We will be following the yellow trail to the tower and then come back down. The Tower trail is approximately 1.25 miles long, and will take us about 30-40 minutes up, a little shorter on the way down. There is a picnic area near the tower, so we can rest there before making our decent. The trail is approximately 6 feet wide at most parts, so it is easy to discern and follow. There are several vistas on the way up, and the view from the top is wonderful! We will probably take several breaks on the way up to rest and enjoy the various view near the summit. Trail map link: http://www.ct.gov/dep/lib/dep/stateparks/maps/talcgis.pdf. Directions: See the State of CT's website: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?A=2716&Q=325272 From I-91 North or South: Take Exit 35B, which is the Bloomfield Route 218 exit. This road is also known as Cottage Grove Road. Follow Cottage Grove Road heading west until you hit Route 185. Follow Route 185 heading for Simsbury. At the top of the hill, the entrance to Talcott Mountain State Park/Heublein Tower will be on your left. From I-84 Manchester Area: Take 291N to end, Follow signs towards Bloomfield Route 218 exit. Take a left at light towards Bloomfield and stay straight all the way, cross over Blue Hills Ave. on to Cottage Grove Road heading west. You will see Copaco's Plaza on your left and then CIGNA on your left, follow until you come to Route 185 intersection. Take right on to route 185 heading for Simsbury. At the top of the hill, the entrance to Talcott Mountain State Park/Heublein Tower will be on your left just over the Simsbury town line. Follow up hill to parking area. From I-84 West: Take the Route 44 Exit. Follow Route 44 heading west until you hit the intersection of Route 218. Take a right on Rte 218 and follow north until you hit Route 185 in Simsbury. Take a left on Route 185 heading for Simsbury. At the top of the hill, Talcott Mountain State Park/Heublein Tower is on your left just over the Simsbury town line. If you are going to be later or need directions you can reach me at: [masked]~[masked] See you on the trails, Roger MDOG Hikes Organizer

Heublein Tower

CT-185 · Simsbury, CT

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    What we're about

    This is a fun and laid back group brought to you by Manchester Dog Owners Group for dog enthusiasts who like to hike, meet new people and want to socialize their dogs.

    Each month we will lead a different hike in the Greater Manchester area. Even if you don't have a dog you are welcome to attend providing you like canine companions. Hikes usually last an hour to an hour and a half. Terrain is easy to moderate unless indicated.

    Well behaved dogs are allowed to be off leash providing the property we're hiking on allows it. Most state parks require dogs to be on leash. Below is a shortended version of our state statute pertaining to dogs being off leash:

    Liability

    A dog's owner or keeper is liable for any damage caused by his dog to a person's body or property, unless the damage was sustained while the person was committing a trespass or other tort, or teasing, abusing, or tormenting the dog. The law presumes that anyone under the age of seven was not committing a trespass or teasing the dog unless the defendant can prove otherwise (CGS § 22-357). If damage has been caused by two or more dogs at the same time, their owners or keepers are jointly and severally liable for the entire damage (CGS § 22-356).

    Disclaimer

    Our leaders work to ensure a safe environment at all activities. While safety is a priority, Manchester Dog Owners Group, Inc. (MDOG) has no control over the condition of the trails. Hikers hike at their own risk. MDOG shall not be held liable for any damage(s) hikers or their dogs incur while at an MDOG organized event/activity (including, but not limited to, MDOG Hikes). All hikes are organized as a group. MDOG asks all individuals to stay with the group. MDOG shall not be held responsible for hikers/dogs who become lost. Hikes may be steep or have difficult terrain. New hikers should consult a physician before starting any exerting activities. MDOG reserves the right to discern if a dog should be leashed and owners (group or individual) may be asked to do so. Owners should be aware of any property laws for hikes and are responsible for any and all fines and damage(s) incurred by themselves and/or their dog(s).

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