Sunday has been a beautiful day for leaf peeping, so much so that Talcott Mountain State Park was full in the afternoon as droves of people took to the trails on the brisk, sunny autumn day.
The park, home to the Heublein Tower in Simsbury at the peak of hiking trails, stretches through Bloomfield, Simsbury and part of Avon. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) officials tweeted at 1:30 p.m. that the park was at capacity.
It's not unusual for the park to reach full capacity during fall foliage season, according to DEEP officials. The mountain overlooks the Farmington Valley and is a favorite spot in for locals and tourists to take in gorgeous views of the brightly colored trees.