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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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Park Photo / Calendar Contest
thru Sept 6 at Northwest Park
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Jul 31 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
Open Classroom Hours
Aug 1 at WAC Train Station Studios
Summer Concert: Flamingo Big Band
Aug 3 at Broad Street Green
Chambers In The Morning
Aug 4 at Virtual
Hartford Athletic vs Miami FC
Aug 4 at Dillon Stadium
Wednesday Cruise Night
Wednesdays at Bart's Drive In
Farmers Market
Thursdays at 240 Maple Avenue, Windsor
Paint Party at Meg's
Aug 5 at 38 Main Street, Manchester
Summer Concert: Nekita Waller Band
Aug 5 at Broad Street Green
Windsor Lions Drive Thru Food Drive
Aug 7 at LP Wilson, 599 Matianuck, Windsor, CT.
Open Classroom Hours
Aug 8 at WAC Train Station Studios
Board of Directors Mtg
Aug 10 at online
Special Anniversary Cruise Night
Aug 11 at Bart's Drive In
Wednesday Cruise Night
Wednesdays at Bart's Drive In
Alzheimer's Support Group
Aug 12 at Kimberly Hall North 1 Emerson Dr. Windsor CT 06095 (via zoom)
Alzheimer's Support Group
Aug 12 at Kimberly Hall North 1 Emerson Dr. Windsor CT 06095
Bart's Employee Reunion Night
Aug 12 at Bart's Drive In
Farmers Market
Thursdays at 240 Maple Avenue, Windsor
Deerfield Community Block Party
Aug 13 at Deerfield Park – 70 Colton Street, Windsor
Live Music at Bart's
Aug 14 at Bart's Drive In
Sunflower Festival & vendor Fair
Aug 14 at Brown's Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Aug 14 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
Windsor Historical Society 100th
Aug 14 at Brown's Harvest
Open Classroom Hours
Aug 15 at WAC Train Station Studios
Sunflower Festival & vendor Fair
Aug 15 at Brown's Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave
Programs Committee Mtg
Aug 16 at online
Hartford Athletic vs Charleston
Aug 17 at Dillon Stadium
Tourism Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesdays at online
Wednesday Cruise Night
Wednesdays at Bart's Drive In
Farmers Market
Thursdays at 240 Maple Avenue, Windsor
New Teacher Luncheon
Aug 19 at Windsor Historical Society
Kimberly Hall Campus Concert
Aug 20 at Kimberly Hall North 1 Emerson Dr. Windsor CT 06095
Lunch Program - 60+ Delivery/PickUp
Weekdays at The Senior Center
Sunflower Festival & vendor Fair
Aug 21 at Brown's Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave
Open Classroom Hours
Aug 22 at WAC Train Station Studios
Sunflower Festival & vendor Fair
Aug 22 at Brown's Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave
Hypertension Workshop
Aug 23 at Video Conference via Zoom
Wednesday Cruise Night
Wednesdays at Bart's Drive In
Windsor Historical Society 100th
Aug 25 at Windsor High School
Farmers Market
Thursdays at 240 Maple Avenue, Windsor
Hartford Athletic vs Pittsburgh
Aug 28 at Dillon Stadium
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Aug 28 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
Open Classroom Hours
Aug 29 at WAC Train Station Studios
Hypertension Workshop
Aug 30 at Video Conference via Zoom
Chambers In The Morning
Aug 4 at Virtual
Board of Directors Mtg
Aug 10 at online
Programs Committee Mtg
Aug 16 at online
Tourism Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesdays at online
New Teacher Luncheon
Aug 19 at Windsor Historical Society
Park Photo / Calendar Contest
thru Sept 6 at Northwest Park
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Jul 31 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
Park Photo / Calendar Contest
thru Sept 6 at Northwest Park
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Jul 31 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
Open Classroom Hours
Aug 1 at WAC Train Station Studios
Summer Concert: Flamingo Big Band
Aug 3 at Broad Street Green
Chambers In The Morning
Aug 4 at Virtual
Hartford Athletic vs Miami FC
Aug 4 at Dillon Stadium
Wednesday Cruise Night
Wednesdays at Bart's Drive In
Farmers Market
Thursdays at 240 Maple Avenue, Windsor
Paint Party at Meg's
Aug 5 at 38 Main Street, Manchester
Summer Concert: Nekita Waller Band
Aug 5 at Broad Street Green
Windsor Lions Drive Thru Food Drive
Aug 7 at LP Wilson, 599 Matianuck, Windsor, CT.
Park Photo / Calendar Contest
thru Sept 6 at Northwest Park
Lancaster Community Block Party
Jul 30 at Lancaster Park – 10 Somerset Drive Windsor
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Jul 31 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
Open Classroom Hours
Aug 1 at WAC Train Station Studios