A snowbird shows photos from southwest Florida and southern New England and other places he goes.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Heublein was an alcoholic beverage company in greater Hartford. The Heublein family built this tower atop Avon Mountain, a ridge that divides the Connecticut River Valley from the Farmington River Valley to the west.
There is a short 40-minute hike up to the tower. The first part is steep, then the path flattens before a final uphill climb to the top. From the tower the 360 degree views are spectacular.
Sunday was Tower Toot, an annual festival at the Heublein Tower. The trails were crowded. There might have been more people climbing the trails than at the football game I featured yesterday.