Introduction to Berlin, Connecticut
Sergeant Richard Beckley purchased 300 acres of land from Chief Tarramuggus in 1659, and set up a home in what would later came to be known as the town of Berlin. The area was originally called "Pagonchawnischage," meaning "the great white oak place," by the Mattabasset Indians. The town was officially incorporated in 1785 and was renamed Berlin, after the capital city of Germany.
Berlin and nearby Attractions
- Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
- New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park
- Silver Lake
- Kensington Atlantic State Fishing Hatchery
- Silver Lake State Access Area
- Shuttle Meadow Golf Club
Things To Do In Berlin
The Shuttle Meadow Golf Club and the Timberline Golf Course offer excellent facilities for golfers. The lakes and reservoirs around Berlin are also worth taking a look around. The Brickyard Shopping Center and the Webster Square Shopping Center are ideal destinations as well. In addition, the town hosts annual celebrations like the Berlin Fair and the Blues Festival.
Hartford-Brainard Airport is close by.
Berlin Higher Education
Opportunities for higher studies are offered by Central Connecticut State University, Wesleyan University and Trinity College.