Collinsville is nestled in the Farmington River Valley and is the quintessential country town with an antique center, music, and Art.
The Art Guild exhibits the work of Canton’s many local resident artists. Collinsville is a charming historical village which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located in a wooded setting overlooking the Farmington River with spectacular examples of early Victorian architecture. The homes of Canton are typically historic colonials and farmhouses along with capes and contemporaries nestled in the woods.
Four schools make up the school system in Canton: kindergarten-third grade, fourth-sixth grade, a middle school and a high school.
The Roaring Brook Nature Center provides folk music programs, astronomy, and nature walks among other outdoor recreation facilities. Horseback riding, hiking, swimming, tennis, team sports, skating and cross-country skiing are offered at the Mills Pond Recreation Area. The multi-use Farmington River Trail which was built on an old railroad bed winds through town and into surrounding towns providing excellent cycling.
LaSalle Market is a popular spot for cyclist to eat and has a a wonderful open mic night for area musicians. Collinsville is known for its street festivals, Farmer’s Markets, and live music at the popular venue Bridge Street Live. Located on the Farmington river it is a great spot to rent a kayak, paddle board, canoe or a bike at Collinsville Canoe and Kayak.