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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!


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    Posted July 10, 2013 at 8:09 am | Permalink

    What a neat place to go! I love castles…and hope to put this on my “to-do” list this summer. PS – love the black and white pencil drawing! A nice mix with your other styles!

  2. Posted July 10, 2013 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Bonnie! It is a fun “tower” to go to!

  3. Posted July 13, 2013 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    I was at that park a while ago for the daffodil festival – I kept wondering why there was what seemed to be a castle on the hill!

    • Posted July 13, 2013 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

      I know that feeling, Jess! Before we went there, I had the feeling of wondering what a castle was doing there! My curiosity got the better me on one occasion and I found out!