Offering an abundance of outdoor activities in a scenic natural setting. The village of Collinsville is one of the finest preserved of a New England mill village.

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Canton offers an abundance of outdoor activities in a scenic, natural setting with plenty of sites for hiking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing on the Farmington River. The village of Collinsville is one of the finest preserved mill village in New England. It has many examples of 19th century architecture, lovingly preserved in a walkable neighborhood offering arts, dining and nightlife.

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Facts about Canton

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1806.

Named from: 

  • Canton means division of territory as the town was separated from the town of Simsbury.

County:

  • Hartford

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • Samuel Collins. Founder of Collins Company ax factory.
  • Anson Green Phelps. Co-founder of Phelps Dodge mining company.

Top Attractions:

  • Downtown Collinsville.
  • Canton Historical Society Museum.
  • Farmington River.
  • Farmington River Rail Trail.

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • Lobsterfest, June.
  • Halloween Parade, October.

Quality of the town/city:

  • Canton offers an abundance of outdoor activities in a scenic, natural setting with plenty of sites for hiking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing on the Farmington River. The village of Collinsville is one of the finest preserved mill village in New England. It has many examples of 19th century architecture, lovingly preserved in a walkable neighborhood offering arts, dining and nightlife.

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