All Aboard For Hubbard Park!
High atop Hubbard Park sits the iconic Castle Craig, a tower that overlooks the proud community of Meriden and provides a wondrous view of the beauty that is central Connecticut. The tower is 32 feet high and stairs in the center allow visitors to climb to the top and enjoy the expansive vista.
Visitors traveling on I 691 can see Castle Craig from the road as it beckons the curious to explore! The park below has a gorgeous pond perpetually enjoyed by a duck and water fowl population! There is a play park for kids, there are copious amounts of picnic spots, and there are HIKERS and visitors who walk/jog/run from the base of the park up to the top to the tower!
For those less exercise prone or, if one in on a tight time schedule, you can drive up to the top of the tower when 1) in season and 2) during the hours listed but make sure you get your vehicle back from behind the gates before they lock them at 4:45pm!
Jessica’s pencils here in our Nutmeg Junction cartoon are inspired by a new way to look at Castle Craig. It conjures the image of a different time, of black and white movies and adventure and Tony is inspired to play along!
Oh, make sure to check out the original artwork (including this cartoon) on display at the New Britain Library throughout the month of July!