Introduction to New Hartford, Connecticut
New Hartford, Connecticut, in Litchfield county, is 14 miles N of Bristol, Connecticut and 94 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is conveniently located inside the Hartford metropolitan area. There are an estimated 6,088 people in New Hartford.
New Hartford History
In 1686, this area was part of the Western Grant, which was conveyed to the proprietors of Hartford and Windsor. It was given to Hartford in 1732, and the region was named New Hartford in the following year. Rev. Jonathan Marsh was the first minister of New Hartford. The town was incorporated in 1738.
New Hartford and nearby Attractions
- Unionville Museum
- Stanley-Whitman House
- Nepaug State Forest
- International Skating Center of Connecticut
- Lake Compounce Theme Park
Things To Do In New Hartford
The Canton Historical Museum showcases 19th-century toys, machinery and tools, while the Unionville Museum has exhibits pertaining to local history. The Hill-Stead Museum, with its collection of Impressionist paintings, Japanese woodblock prints, and Chinese porcelains, could be interesting to those interested in art. The International Skating Center of Connecticut and the Copernican Observatory & Planetarium are also accessible from New Hartford. Swimming, fishing, hiking, picnicking and biking can all be enjoyed at the Stratton Brook State Park. The town of New Hartford celebrates the Peach Festival every August.
New Hartford Transportation
Bradley International Airport is nearby.
New Hartford Higher Education
Manchester Community College, the University of Hartford and Central Connecticut State University are some of the local colleges and universities.