Introduction to Windsor, Connecticut
Windsor, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 6 miles N of Hartford, Connecticut and 88 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.The town is conveniently located inside the Hartford metropolitan area. There are an estimated 28,237 people in Windsor.
The first European settler in this area was William Holmes, who came with a small group of settlers and established a trading post in September of 1633. The area was called Matianuck by the Native Americans. It was renamed Dorchester by Reverend Warham after he arrived with over 60 people in 1635. The present name was given to this area by General Court in 1637, after Windsor in England.
Windsor and nearby Attractions
- Broad Street Green Historic District
- Farmington River Railroad Bridge
- Connecticut Valley Tobacco Museum
- Strawberry Hills Park
- Tradition Golf Club
- Huntington House Museum
Things To Do In Windsor
The Windsor Meadows State Park is a pleasant park, which runs along the shores of the Connecticut River. There are several other parks in the town with amenities like sports fields, baseball diamonds, playgrounds, tennis courts, public swimming pools and ponds as well. The town also has a golf course, nature center, a petting zoo and nature trails. One can also go kayaking and canoeing on the Farmington River.
Bradley International Airport is nearby.
Windsor Higher Education
Manchester Community College, the University Of Hartford and Trinity College are nearby institutions of higher education.