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Windsor CT

Windsor CT
Windsor, Connecticut’s first town, has gone from a trading post in 1633 to a prolific agricultural and industry powerhouse in the 1700’s to the attractive suburban center that it is today.

Windsor center is the quintessentially traditional New England town center, clean, attractive, and pedestrian- and family-friendly. It is pleasantly walkable with handsome historic buildings including the Windsor Train Station built in 1869, which now houses several artists’ studios. The Town Green is a gathering place as well as a thing of beauty with old growth trees and a sense of quiet at some times and excitement at others. It is the site of many well-known annual festivals including the Shad Derby (season, parade and festival), Chili Challenge, Summer Concerts and other family friendly events throughout the year.

Windsor residents have reveled in the town’s natural beauty and enjoyed its convenient location at the confluence of the Farmington and Connecticut Rivers from the beginning of recorded time. Windsor is a town with much to offer travelers including, first and foremost, both a sense of, and hands-on experience of, history from the Windsor Historical Society’s changing exhibits and enviable genealogical library to the Luddy Tobacco and Agricultural Museum. For those who want to commune with nature, they can enjoy the natural beauty of Northwest Park with its hiking trails, snowshoe rentals, animal barn, butterfly garden and wildlife exhibits.

Windsor is full of things to do. Here are some ideas:
• Take a shady walk through the River Trails off Palisado Avenue and Mechanic Street
• Go out for some live music and drinks at a local tavern
• Research your family tree at the Windsor Historical Society
• Play golf at Keney Park, designed by eminent course architect Devereux Emmet in 1927
• Kayak down the Farmington River
• Enjoy the latest art exhibit on display at the Windsor Art Center
• Step back in time and browse radio and communications museum

For the tech inclined, there’s an easy-to-use mobile website that anyone can use to walk around and see learn about interesting sites that even lifelong residents of Windsor may not be aware of. Just point your smartphone, tablet or computer to www.TourWindsorCT.org to view the historic sites, points of interest, public art, restaurants, shops, and other interesting local businesses and attractions in Windsor.
Fun facts like these are also available on the site:
- The play and movie Arsenic and Old Lace is based on life of Windsor’s Amy Archer-Gilligan.
- Windsor Center’s volunteer fire company began in 1830 with twenty men, each subscribing $5.
- The oldest surviving stone in any Connecticut cemetery is located in Windsor’s Palisado Cemetery and commemorates Reverend Ephraim Huit, who died in 1644.
- The Route 159 bridge over the Farmington River commemorates Windsor’s famous polka maestro Ray Henry, whose real name was Henry Mocarski.

Windsor has several unique specialty stores and fun coffee joints, especially around its pedestrian- and transit-oriented town center, and several ethnic restaurants in throughout the town, from Indian to Thai, with something for everyone.


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Union Street Tavern Trot
Sep 19 at 20 Union Street, Windsor, CT
Programs Committee Mtg
Sep 20 at online
Lunch Program - 60+ Delivery/PickUp
Weekdays at The Senior Center
Tourism Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesdays at online
Windsor Junior Woman's Club
Sep 21 at Union Street Tavern
Farmers Market
Thursdays at 240 Maple Avenue, Windsor
Seasonal Wood Sign Workshop
Sep 23 at Windsor Public Library
Community Tag sale
Sep 25 at Windsor Town Green
Freedom Trail Camp Mtg/Activity Day
Sep 25 at Archer Memorial AME Zion Church, 320 Hayden Station, Rd, Windsor
Hartford Athletic vs Tampa Bay
Sep 25 at Dillon Stadium
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Sep 25 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
Share Your Windsor Stories – Wilson
Sep 25 at Windsor Recreation Center, 330 Windsor Avenue
Mary's Place 8th Annual Memory Walk
Sep 26 at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT
4-Part Quilting Workshop
Sep 27 at Windsor Public Library
Drawing and Painting 101
Sep 27 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Retirement: Making Your Money Last
Sep 28 at Windsor High School
Advanced Adult Art
Sep 30 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Farmers Market
Thursdays at 240 Maple Avenue, Windsor
Hartford Athletic vs Charlotte
Sep 30 at Dillon Stadium
4-Part Quilting Workshop
Oct 4 at Windsor Public Library
AIR Live Demo
Oct 4 at Windsor Public Library
Drawing and Painting 101
Oct 4 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Advanced Adult Art
Oct 7 at Windsor Train Station Studios
AIR Live Demo
Oct 7 at Windsor Public Library
Farmers Market
Thursdays at 240 Maple Avenue, Windsor
Family Paint Night
Oct 8 at Millbrook Clubhouse, 147 Pigeon Hill Road
AIR Opening Reception
Oct 9 at Windsor Public Library
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Oct 9 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
4-Part Quilting Workshop
Oct 11 at Windsor Public Library
Drawing and Painting 101
Oct 11 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Board of Directors Mtg
Oct 12 at online
What happens after the paycheck
Oct 12 at Windsor High School
Advanced Adult Art
Oct 14 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Alzheimer's Support Group
Oct 14 at Kimberly Hall North 1 Emerson Dr. Windsor CT 06095
Farmers Market
Thursdays at 240 Maple Avenue, Windsor
Virtual Book Club
Oct 14 at Windsor Public Library
Hartford Athletic vs Loudoun United
Oct 15 at Dillon Stadium
Pumpkin Painting Night!
Oct 15 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Aromatherapy 101 Workshop
Oct 16 at Windsor Public Library
4-Part Quilting Workshop
Oct 18 at Windsor Public Library
Drawing and Painting 101
Oct 18 at Windsor Train Station Studios
Programs Committee Mtg
Oct 18 at online
Social Security: Your ?'s Answered
Oct 19 at Windsor High School, Rm. A114
Tourism Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesdays at online
Windsor Junior Woman's Club
Oct 19 at Union Street Tavern
Programs Committee Mtg
Sep 20 at online
Tourism Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesdays at online
Board of Directors Mtg
Oct 12 at online
Programs Committee Mtg
Oct 18 at online
Tourism Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesdays at online
Union Street Tavern Trot
Sep 19 at 20 Union Street, Windsor, CT
Union Street Tavern Trot
Sep 19 at 20 Union Street, Windsor, CT
Programs Committee Mtg
Sep 20 at online
Lunch Program - 60+ Delivery/PickUp
Weekdays at The Senior Center
Tourism Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesdays at online
Windsor Junior Woman's Club
Sep 21 at Union Street Tavern
Farmers Market
Thursdays at 240 Maple Avenue, Windsor
Seasonal Wood Sign Workshop
Sep 23 at Windsor Public Library
Community Tag sale
Sep 25 at Windsor Town Green
Freedom Trail Camp Mtg/Activity Day
Sep 25 at Archer Memorial AME Zion Church, 320 Hayden Station, Rd, Windsor
Hartford Athletic vs Tampa Bay
Sep 25 at Dillon Stadium
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Sep 25 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
Share Your Windsor Stories – Wilson
Sep 25 at Windsor Recreation Center, 330 Windsor Avenue
Mary's Place 8th Annual Memory Walk
Sep 26 at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT
Community Tag sale
Sep 25 at Windsor Town Green
Freedom Trail Camp Mtg/Activity Day
Sep 25 at Archer Memorial AME Zion Church, 320 Hayden Station, Rd, Windsor
Hartford Athletic vs Tampa Bay
Sep 25 at Dillon Stadium
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Sep 25 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
Share Your Windsor Stories – Wilson
Sep 25 at Windsor Recreation Center, 330 Windsor Avenue
Mary's Place 8th Annual Memory Walk
Sep 26 at Northwest Park, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT