Introduction to Simsbury, Connecticut
Simsbury, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 8 miles N of West Hartford, Connecticut and 95 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is located in the Hartford metropolitan area. Simsbury has a population of 23,234.
Simsbury was originally inhabited by Native American tribes. It was officially incorporated in 1670. The early European settlers in this area were from Windsor, Connecticut. However, these settlers returned to Windsor after six years and came back once again in 1676. The area was named after Symondsbury, England. In 1728, the first steel mill of the country was opened in Simsbury.
Simsbury and nearby Attractions
- Stratton Brook State Park
- Phelps Tavern Museum
- Talcott Mountain State Park
- International Skating Center of Connecticut
- Science Center of Connecticut
- Six Flags New England
Things To Do In Simsbury
Simsbury offers a number of recreational activities. You can enjoy your leisure hours at the Schultz Park, Curtis Park, Stratton Brook State Park, Tariffville Park, Simsbury State Wildlife Area and Weatogue Park. You can also visit the Phelps Tavern Museum and Homestead and the Massaco Plantation Historic Village. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy the world class facilities offered by the Simsbury Farms Recreation Complex and Public Golf Course. Simsbury Town Shops Shopping Center offers quality shopping facilities.
International flights are available from Bradley International Airport.
Simsbury Higher Education
The University of Hartford, Trinity College and Manchester Community College are close to the town.