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Simsbury, Connecticut

The Old Drake Hill Bridge

Simsbury, Connecticut

An authentic New England village with over 350 years of well-preserved historic buildings, Simsbury is the first and only town in Connecticut to make the National Trust for Historic Preservation's list of Dozen Distinctive Destinations. Located on the banks of the Farmington River in the outskirts of Hartford, Simsbury appeals to the traveler seeking heritage, adventure in the great outdoors, or fresh local food. Attractions include three state parks, a game refuge and a monument to Simsbury native Gifford Pinchot, founder of the United States Forest Service. With a Preserve America grant, Simsbury has created a multi-tiered marketing campaign to emphasize its many cultural, natural, and historic resources.

Photo: The Old Drake Hill Bridge
– Simsbury Employee Web Group First Selectman Mary A. Glassman

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