South Windsor

South Windsor is a small town in Connecticut it is 5 miles NE of Hartford, Connecticut and 88 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the Hartford metropolitan area.

Understand

Ebenezer Grant House

The Podunk Indians were the original inhabitants of the area now known as South Windsor. Thomas Burnham purchased the land that presently covers the towns of South Windsor and East Hartford in 1659. Other settlers from Windsor, Connecticut, arrived in this area in the mid 17th century. South Windsor was incorporated as a town in 1845. Though the area was originally a farming community, it developed into a suburban town in the 1950s.

Get in

From 84E: 84E to exit 62; take a left onto Buckland Road. Go approximately 2 miles to a 4-corner intersection (sixth traffic light). Sullivan Avenue, Route 194, goes straight, Town Hall is on the right.

From 84W: take exit 62. Turn Right at the bottom of the ramp. at the first light (Buckland Road) turn left. Follow Buckland for approx. 2 miles until you come to the intersection of Rtes 30 and 194. Go straight on Rte 194 , Town Hall is on the right.

From 91N or S: I-91N to exit 35A (Bissell Bridge, I-291); Take exit 4 (Route 5, East Hartford, South Windsor) at end of ramp go straight on to Ellington Road. Follow Ellington Road to sixth light and take a left onto Sullivan Avenue (Route 194). Town Hall is on the right.

Get Around

Avery Cab 24 Chatham Ln, South Windsor, CT 06074 +1 860 648-1669

Ace Taxi Vernon Rockville, CT 06066 +1 860 244-9999

See

The Michael Donnelly Land Preserve/Park: A view of the open grassy landscape along with seasonal trees, picnic tables and a great walking path. The Michael Donnelly Land Preserve is dedicated to Major Michael Donnelly who was a United States Air Force major and veteran of the first Gulf War. Medically retired in 1996 following a diagnosis of Lou Gehrig's Disease, he became a leading activist for sufferers of Gulf War Syndrome. Donnelly died of his disease in 2005. The Major Michael Donnelly Land Preserve,is named after him.

Old MainStreet: A Historical street that is located near the Connecticut River. It is the center of South Windsor's historical district that is filled with open farm land and ancient builidings such as The Wood Memorial Library, Ellsworth School, and the nation's oldest continually operating post office(picture on right).

Nevers Park: Consists of a 2 mile walking/running trail, soccer fields, and a pavilion with picnic tables. Nevers park also has what is called a "Boundless Playground" which is a unique playground structured where children and adults of all abilities can play, including people who may have difficulty with mobility.

Do

Buy

The Shoppes at Buckland Hills: A GGP (General Growth Properties)-owned, modern shopping mall opened in 1990. As of January 16, 2013, there are 148 stores and kiosks throughout the mall. 5 miles away in Manchester.

The Promenade Shops of Evergreen Walk: This shopping plaza offers a collection of over 60 retailers and restaurants.The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk resembles a traditional New England village

Crandle & Daughter: A small two floor store located in the center of town. It looks like an older house. In each room you walk into there is a set theme. This store is filled with really unique gifts for any type of occasion, it also carries interesting home decorations and furnishings. Located: 544 Buckland Road South Windsor, CT 06074 Phone: +1 860 648-0014

Uptown Consignment: For those who enjoy searching for used high fashion name brand clothing. This store is 9,000 square feet, making Uptown the largest clothing consignment store in the Country. Located: Town Center 1735 Ellington Rd South Windsor, CT 06074 Phone: +1 860 644-9090

Bangle & Clutch: A small boutique that carries purses, jewelry and accessories at pretty reasonable prices. Located: 293 Oakland Road South Windsor, ct 06074 Phone: +1 860 432-4618

Eat

Lena's Restaurant & Pizza, Alexia's Restaurant & Pizza, Teddy's Pizza Restaurant, The Red Onion,Campions Pizza: There are many pizza places in South Windsor. Campions has really good flat crusted pizza. Alexias has a good sauce.

Mill on the River Restaurant: This restaurant was built on a dam. The Podunk Mill dates back more than 200 years in South Windsor's History. It's original dam, built by Colonists and Indians, is the oldest in Connecticut. The Mill has a lit up pavilion overlooking the water at night. Located: 989 Ellington Road South Windsor, CT 06074 Phone: +1 860 289-7929

La Casa Bella:A new small family-owned Italian Restaurant that is supposed to have really good home-made pasta with vodka sauce. Located: 1750 Ellington Road South Windsor, Connecticut

Burtons Grill: A perfect lunch or dinner spot for shoppers or locals, it has a seasonal outdoor patio which is ideal for late afternoon drinks or to have a relaxing dinner outside. Burtons has contemporary American cuisine, and is kind of pricey.

Ted's Montana Grill: Classic American Grilled comfort food. They are best known for their entrees including steaks, "Beer Can" Chicken, Cedar Plank Salmon and Bison Meatloaf.

The Red Cabin: A breakfast & Lunch sit-down diner. It has the appearance of an actual old red cabin. Many people come here for the home-made pancakes and waffles.

Moes Southwest Grille: A fast-casual establishment that serves a wide variety of fresh, made-to-order southwest Mexican food. The food is made right in front of you, their "homewrecker" burritos are very popular as well as their chips, salsa and queso.

Drink

The B&G Bar and Billiard: This bar has been around for a very long time. It's a small bar located near the center of town, if you go here you will probably see only people who are from South Windsor, everyone knows everyone there. They sometimes have fun bands that play. It's kind of dark inside and smells of cigarettes.

Club 645 Pub: A small bar with an outdoor patio/smoking area. Many rock bands play here on the weekends.

Sleep

Go next

The Buckland Hills Cinema 99 Redstone Rd. Central Manchester, CT, 06040 Phone: +1 860 646-9800 Extremely expensive, but was recently re-done. Along with movie-showings, there is an arcade, a sitting area to eat food, and a bar.

Golf Land, 95 Hartford Turnpike Route 83 Vernon, CT 06066, Phone: +1 860 643-2654 : Miniature golf, bumper carts, batting cages, go-karts, arcade

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