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Simsbury CT was recently ranked by Money Magazine as one of the “Best Places to Live” for 2015 and Simsbury High School was ranked #6 in the State by US News and World Reports!

Things to do in Simsbury CT
Things to do Simsbury, Connecticut

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Fog rolling into Farmington Valley from Westledge Road, Simsbury. Heublein Tower in the Distance. A great hike to do with KIDS!

 The lovely neighborhoods of Simsbury CT are filled with condominium communities, historic restorations, stately traditional homes and graceful contemporaries.

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Wide meadows with meandering streams, mountain vistas, woodlands and tree-lined neighborhoods provide for enjoyable living.

Wildflower Meadows of Simsbury, CT
Wildflower Meadows of Simsbury, CT

 

Simsbury Library entertains us with music. Last Fair Deal and Lost Acres String band are regular acts that bring down the house!

Last Fair Deal performing at Simsbury Library
Last Fair Deal performing at Simsbury Library

 

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

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Talcott Mountain State Forest offers  a wonderful short hike for kids with a panoramic view waiting at the top of Hartford, Massachusetts, and the Farmington river Valley.  It is listed on the  National Register of Historic Places.  It was built in 1914,  it served as Gilbert Heublein’s summer home.

Wildlife in Simsbury, CT
Bear Photo credit Dave Korzendorfer

Although Simsbury has been growing for many decades it has managed to preserve the natural splendor.

These bears were 20 feet away from me in my yard while I was gardening. I was unaware and the neighbor had to clue me in. The bobcats stroll by me as I work in the wildflower field and pay not attention to me. This little guy seemed to enjoy the photo shoot!  I enjoyed the bears swimming in the pond and an exciting chase by mama bear chasing papa across the field to protect her cubs. They are so fast! See more wildlife here!

Community Farm of Simsbury, CT Real Estate Realtor
Community Farm of  73 Wolcott Rd, Simsbury, Connecticut

 

Simsbury Veterens Memorial

There are many locally owned businesses, specialty shops, restaurants and full-service shopping centers.

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Simsbury Shops
Simsbury Shops

 

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The town maintains 1,600 acres of parks and open land. Simsbury Farms Recreational Complex is the focal point with 235 gorgeous acres including an 18-hole golf course, covered outdoor skating rink, outdoor pool, lighted tennis courts, paddle tennis courts and a fitness trail.

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Stratton BrookState Park

Stratton Brook State Park is great place for picnics, hiking, swimming and is completely wheelchair accessible!

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Many sports enthusiasts enjoy kayaking and canoeing on the Farmington River. The International Skating Center of Connecticut is home in Simsbury and provides training for national and international Olympic champions.

Professional Skater at International Skating Center, Simsbury, CTProfessional Skater at International Skating Center, Simsbury, CT 

Outdoor winter skating in Simspury CT
Simsbury has many ponds to skate on

HIKES WITH KIDS!

There are many hiking trails including “The Peak” at the top of Hedgehog Trail, Talcott Mountain State Park, Stratton Brook State Park.  These trails provide a winter wonderland for snow shoeing and x-country Skiing.

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Hedgehog Trail  in West Simsbury is a 5.2 mile hike – 45 min up and 30 down.  Great hike with kids and dogs (must be on a leash- just the dogs – wink- wink). Park at Masters school and follow red trail up to peek and take green loop down for variety. Enjoy the view of the valley to the east.  The trail is rated moderate and is best used from March to October but I enjoy it in the winter too!

 

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Simsbury has been awarded the designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community by The League of American Cyclists Reports! The regional bike share program that makes bikes available to borrow for up to 24 hours. Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, which is part of the East Coast Greenway, runs north-south through Simsbury, from New Haven to Massachusetts. Enjoy the scenic winding country roads with a variety of hills and flats for all levels of cyclists. This is a beautiful fall 42 mile ride from West Simsbury to Granville Mass with 2600′ of climbing and some amazing downhills. Stop at Red Riding Hood or the Granville store for an bike to eat and cruise back on the bike trail.

 

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Farmington Rail Trails
Amazing trails to cycle and run on!

Historic  Simsbury Cemetery

Historic Simsbury Cemetery

West Simsbury is a quaint village with 2 farms that offer amazing ice cream and petting zoo with popular Haunted Hay rides. 

Antique Shop ~ West Simsbury

 

 

 

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Historic Homes & Sites in Simsbury, CT

Simsbury CT Historic Graveyard

 

Simsbury Historic Sites (17)

 

Simsbury Historic Sites (29)

If you like history there is a beautiful fall hike glowing with yellow leaves at The Lost Village of Pilfershire where you can see old cellar holes, bits of foundations and stone walls from the 1700 and 1800’s.

Old Stone Foundation in Philfershire Village West Simsbury CT
Old Stone Foundation in the Lost Village of Pilfershire, West Simsbury CT

 

Simsbury Flower Bridge
Simsbury Flower Bridge

 

If gardening is your passion then join the Simsbury Garden Club and attend some of the wonderful garden tours each year.

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Images of Simsbury Garden Club Tour

 

If music is your thing you can catch world class shows on a warm summer night at Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center and the Talcott Mountain Music Festival.

Emmy Lou Harris Performs in Simsbury, CT
Emmy Lou Harris Performs in Simsbury, CT

 

West Simsbury is a quaint village with 2 farms that offer amazing ice cream and petting zoo with popular Haunted Hay rides. 

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

 

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Farmlands and country roads of West Simsbury

Simsbury has beautiful inns and restaurants along with all welcoming quaint churches. Stop into the First First of Christ Service at 10 am and here amazing music from one of the several choirs : Women’s Praise Choir, Junior Men’s Choir, Chancel Choir and more!

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Here the Women’s Praise Choir sing “Oh Happy Day” at the Easter Service!

 

The Farmington River
The Farmington River

 

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

 

Simsbury Farms

Tulmeadow Farm & Ice Cream Stand

Tulmeadow Farms Ice Cream

For delicious and creamy ice cream, go to Tulmeadow Farm. There’s a reason it won Best Ice Cream 2014 for both the Hartford Advocate and the Hartford Magazine. (It’s won Best Ice Cream three times in the past five years in the Hartford Magazine!!) They have a wide range of flavors. It’s a great local gathering place on a hot summer night! Great Produce too! Support local farms!

 

Rosedale Farms and Winery
Rosedale Farms and Winery

Simsbury Restaurants – Fine Dining

Simsbury 1820 House Metro Bis
Simsbury 1820 House Metro Bis

Millrights Restaurant, Simsbury, CT
Millwrights Restaurant, Simsbury CT

Simsbury Parades & Town Events

Holiday Fire Truck Parade

 

Simsbury Crafts Fair

Simsbury Crafts Fair

The Simsbury Woman’s Club hosts Annual Arts and Crafts Festival each year in the fall.  Over 100 artists and craftspeople will exhibit on Iron Horse Boulevard in Simsbury Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission and parking are free.  Along with the artists there is food and demonstrations. A great day to mingle with our friends and neighbors in Simsbury.

Simsbury’ Public Schools and Private Schools

Simsbury High School
Simsbury High School

 

Simsbury High School Athletic Field
Simsbury High School Athletic Field

 

The Ethel Walker Boarding and Day School For Girls
The Ethel Walker Boarding and Day School For Girls

 

The Ethel Walker Boarding & Day School for Girls
The Ethel Walker Boarding & Day School for Girls

 

Horse Riding at Ethel Walker School
Horse Riding at Ethel Walker School

 

Simsbury Town Offices

Playgrounds

Rotary Park Playground, Simsbury, CT
Rotary Park Playground, Simsbury, CT

 

Simsbury Airport

Arts and Crafts Festival 

Abigail’s Grille 

Blue Fox Rock and Bowl and Mini Golf 

Folly Farm 

Hopmeadow Cell Phone Walk 

Memorial Day Parades 

Septemberfest

Simsbury Celebrates

Memorial Day Parades 

 

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