Introduction to Colchester, Connecticut
Colchester, Connecticut, in New London county, is 17 miles SE of Manchester, Connecticut and 84 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the New London- Norwich metropolitan statistical area. About 14,551 people live in Colchester.
Colchester was established in 1698 on land bought by Nathaniel Foote from Native Americans who originally lived here. Foote named the area Colchester after the town in England from where his grandfather had emigrated. The town had its first railway line in 1876.
Colchester and nearby Attractions
- Harry's Place
- Salmon River State Forest
- Chanticlair Golf Course
- Amston Lake
- Devil's Hopyard State Park
- Lake Hayward
Things To Do In Colchester
People visit the Salmon River State Forest for hiking, hunting and fishing. The annual Colchester 57 Fest is held in September and features many entertainment activities, fireworks and food. The nearby golf course provides excellent facilities.
Bradley International is the nearest major airport.
Colchester Higher Education
Higher studies can be pursued at Eastern Connecticut State University, the University of Connecticut, Wesleyan University and Trinity College.