There were so many reasons not to go.
- The weather was cloudy with a chance of rain.
- It would take an hour and a half to get there.
- I was tired and lethargic and had work the next day to prep.
- I cut my dominant right thumb and it would not stop bleeding.
So many reasons to stay home. This pushed me to grab the camera, water and a bandaid 🙂 and just go!!
Several asked me where the rock wall in the above picture was. It’s on the main path walking up towards the tower on the left.
It’s only about a mile or so to the tower (after the hour and a half drive). I had been once before but too late to go inside. This time however I got there in time!! I showed that enthusiasm to the volunteers inside who welcomed my appreciation.
At the top of the tower you were offered a 360 view with descriptions of what can be seen which included Hartford, a reservoir and Sleeping Giant. Had it been a clear day you could also see the Catskill Mountains.
A close walk beside the tower was a picnic pavilion with a lovely view. I would definitely suggest bringing a bite and taking advantage of that spot.
This is how I felt about my decision to get up and go! Note I just decided to keep my sore thumb hidden 😉
I went on from here to see the Flower Bridge.
Note from a Facebook user for next time:
If you visit heublin, penwood, and/or the flower bridge stop at The Coffee Spot in Fiddlers Green in Simsbury. There’s parking off of Iron Horse and Wilcox or it’s a super short walk from the bridge. They have great drinks, baked goods, breakfast sandwiches, and lunches!