Introduction to Somers, Connecticut
The modern day town of Somers was initially a part of Enfield, Massachusetts. At that time, the area was known as East Enfield. It was first settled in by Benjamin Jones in 1706. Edward Kibbe, Timothy Roote, John McGregory and James Pease were some of the other early settlers in the area. Somers was officially incorporated as a town in 1734. It was named after Lord John Somers of England. The area was annexed to Connecticut in 1749.
Somers and nearby Attractions
- Shenipsit State Forest
- Somers Mountain Indian Museum
- Civilian Conservation Corps Museum
- Six Flags New England
- Somers Historical Museum
- Nellie McKnight Museum
Things To Do In Somers
During your stay in Somers, you can visit the James F. King Indian Museum, the Somers Mountain Museum and the Somers Historical Museum to learn about the history of the town. Leisure time can also be spent at the Field Road Park. The town also has a skate park. The Shady Lake and Hurds Lake offer facilities for fishing and boating. The Town of Somers also organizes a number of recreational activities and programs all throughout the year.
Air transportation is available from Westover ARB Metropolitan Airport.
Somers Higher Education
Western New England College, Springfield Technical Community College and Springfield College are some of the nearby colleges.