Introduction to Harwinton, Connecticut
Harwinton, Connecticut, in Litchfield county, is 8 miles NW of Bristol, Connecticut and 85 miles NE of New York, New York.. The town is included in the Hartford metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 5,283 people lived in Harwinton.
The name is a combination of Hartford and Windsor, the two towns where most of Harwinton's settlers came from. The town was incorporated in 1737 and presently covers an area of 31.1 square miles.
Harwinton and nearby Attractions
- American Clock & Watch Museum
- Black Rock State Park
- Harriet Beecher Stowe House
- Copernican Observatory Planetarium
Things To Do In Harwinton
Local museums include the American Clock & Watch Museum, the Canton Historical Museum and the Lock Museum of America. The Black Rock State Park, Bushnell Park and Kent Falls State Park are all nearby as well The Harriet Beecher Stowe House, the Mark Twain House and the Noah Webster House in the area.
Air transportation is available from Bradley International Airport.
Harwinton Higher Education
Nearby colleges include Albertus Magnus College and the American International College.