This Teeny Tiny Park In Connecticut Is Home To The State's Largest Tree
Our tiny state is home to many
big things. We have an immense indoor ropes course, a huge jack-in-the-box, and even a gigantic dairy store. But there is one huge natural attraction that often gets overlooked and it’s pretty awesome. Connecticut’s largest tree can be found in a tiny park and it’s a natural wonder worth visiting.
Simsbury is located in the northwestern corner of Connecticut at the base of the beautiful Talcott Mountain. This charming town is home to our state's largest tree.
At it's last measurement in 2016 by the Connecticut Botanical Society, this massive sycamore was 100 feet tall and its trunk was over 28 feet in circumference.
The tree is at least 200 years old and may be more than 300 years in age. It was dedicated to Gifford Pinchot, a Connecticut resident and conservationist, in 1965. And has since been called the Pinchot Sycamore.
When you view the massive tree up close, you can see the age showing in its bark alone.
The tree's canopy diameter was measured at 121 feet and covers almost the entire tiny park that houses the tree. The park is named the Pinchot Sycamore Tree Park after its majestic and famous resident.
The tiny park is also known for its access to the Farmington River and is a popular spot for canoe and kayak launching.
The Farmington River is also a hot spot for fishing.
To see is to believe, and you can't imagine how gigantic this natural wonder tucked away in this teeny tiny little park is until you see it.
Have you ever been to visit Connecticut’s largest tree? Did you even know where it was in the Nutmeg state? Or did you learn something new here today?
To learn more about all of the activities, parks, and attractions that the town of Simsbury has to offer, read this
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