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Things to do ~ Simsbury CT

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Simsbury CT has wonderful restaurants and historic taverns. The landscape and country roads are perfect for hiking, cycling, and x-country skiing.

1. Farms and Vineyards

Tulmeadow Farm in West Simsbury is always filled with people stopping for ice cream and local produce. A nice place to socialize on a hot summer night with friends and neighbors. The ice cream is spectacular!

 

Tulmeadow Farm and Ice Cream
Tulmeadow Farm and Ice Cream Stand

Flamig Farm is a wonderful place to take children to pet and see the animals. They have a spooky haunted hay ride at Halloween time.

Flamig Farm Petting Zoo and Hayrides, Fresh Eggs! Nice to picnic there.
Petting Zoo and Hayrides, Fresh Eggs! Nice to picnic there.

 

Rosedale Farm and Vineyard offers wine tasting events, chef to farm dinners and amazing fresh produce.

Rosedale Farm & Winery
Rosedale Farm & Winery

2. Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Skating

Simsbury Farms, Golf, Tennis, Swimming, Skating
Simsbury Farms, Golf, Tennis, Swimming, Skating

Tower Ridge Golf Club, Simsbury, CT

View of Tower Ridge Country Club from top of Talcott Mountian
View of Tower Ridge Country Club from top of Talcott Mountain

Simsbury Farms Golf has beautiful fairways and views of Talcott mountain. The course is well maintained and challenging on every hole. It it among the best  in Connecticut.

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3. Music and Concerts

The Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows in Simsbury, Connecticut is the summer home of the Hartford Symphony. Many great artists have performed there such as Emmy Lou Harris and Willie Nelson. Be sure to check the schedule for upcoming events and don’t miss the fireworks on the 4th of July!

The Meadows! Great Concerts
The Meadows! Great Concerts

Simsbury Meadows

 

4. Shopping

 

Simsbury Town Shops
Simsbury Town Shops

You won’t find a mall in this town! The specialty shops are unique and you can find everything you want in the  quaint Simsbury town shops.

 

Simsbury Shops
Quaint shops in Simsbury, CT

5. Cycling

Simsbury is a bike friendly town with bike paths, bike lanes on surface roads and beautiful roads to cycle on.

Weekday Cyclists meet daily for a ride at The Flower Bridge
Weekday Cyclists meet daily for a ride at The Flower Bridge

The Farmington Valley Rails to Trails organization does a wonderful job maintaining the bike paths. Cyclist enjoy riding to Southwick, MA and eat at Red Riding Hood Basket Cafe.

Cycling on Farmington Valley Rail Trails-farminton-valle

There are plenty of places for the mountain bike enthusiasts as well! Check out the trails behind Ethel Walker School, Great Pond, McLean Game Refuge and more!

Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking

 

6. Gourmet Restaurants

 

Millright’s was once a 17th century Mill and it is perched atop a waterfall in Simsbury, Connecticut.

 

Millrights
Millright’s Restaurant 1680

 

Beautiful Inn and Restaurant

Red Stone Pub -Simsbury, CT
Red Stone Pub -Simsbury, CT

 

Plan B Burgers Simsbury CT

7. Ice skating

You can skate outdoors at Simsbury Farms or on many of the local ponds. The  International Skating Center of Connecticut is great for indoor skating. You can find world class skating champions practicing.

 

International Skating Rink
International Skating Rink
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Professional ice skater training

8. Hiking

There are so many wonderful hikes in Simsbury. The most popular is the hike up Talcott Mountain where there is a panoramic view if you climb the tower. Other hikes include Onion Mountain, Stratton Brook State Forest, and Great Pond.

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Great Pond Hike

Great Pond, Simsbury CT
Great Pond, Simsbury CT

 

 

 

The Peak In Simsbury - Great Hike!
The Peak In Simsbury – Great Hike 45 minutes up to this great view to the east!
View from top of Heublein Tower
Western view from top of Heublein Tower.

 

9. Gardener Delight! Simsbury Garden Club offers great tours in the Spring.

Flower Bridge, Simsbury CT
Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge, Simsbury CT

The Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge in Simsbury, Connecticut is an example of 19th century metal-truss bridge construction. Originally designed  as a one lane, one way bridge.  It spans 183 feet and carries a 12-foot roadway suspended 18 feet over the beautiful Farmington River. Groups began to develop community gardens on this historic Old Drake Hill Bridge. Many cyclist meet here to begin some beautiful rides throughout Farmington Valley.

10. Downhill and cross country skiing at nearby Ski Sundown and McLean Game Refuge

 

Ski Sundown

Downhill Skiing
Downhill Skiing

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Mclean Game Refuge is comprised of 3,200 acres of abandoned farms and forest donated by George P. McLean  to the towns of  Simsbury and Granby.  It is traveled by many  who enjoy the many trails to hike, mountain bike, snow shoeing, running, cross county skiing.

Cross Country Skiing, Simsbury CT
Cross Country Skiing, Simsbury CT

 

11. Simsbury Holiday Stroll

Fire Engine Parade, Coffee House, Activities for Kids, Fireworks

 

Holiday Parade of Decorated Fire Trucks - Simsbury, Ct
Holiday Parade of Decorated Fire Trucks – Simsbury, Ct
Holiday Parade of Fire Trucks, Simsbury CT
Holiday Parade of Fire Trucks, Simsbury CT
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Simsbury Holiday Stroll Cookie Decorating, Simsbury CT

 

 

 

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