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Town of East Hartford

Enjoy the UConn Huskey football games at Rentschler Field, stop at Cabela's for your sporting needs, play golf at the East Hartford Public Golf Course, and visit a piece of history of Martin Park that contains the East Hartford Historical Society's historic sites. Annual activities include the Great River Park with the July Riverfest, and... Read More

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1783.

Named from:

  • Incorporated from Hartford and located east of the Connecticut River, hence East Hartford. Indian name " "Podunk."

County:

  • Hartford.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • John Larson, United States Congressman.
  • Mary Cadorette, actress.
  • William Pitkin, Connecticut Colonial governor.
  • Samuel Colt, American legend founder of Colt Firemans.

Top Attractions:

  • Rentchler Field.
  • Great River Park.
  • East Hartford Public Golf Course.
  • Hockanum River Linear Trail.

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • Officer Brian A. Aselton Memorial Snow Dash, January.
  • MS RUn 5K, May.
  • Great RIver Park Car Show, May.
  • Sounds of Summer on the Town Green, Thursday in July and August.
  • Riverfest, 4th of July festival.
  • Fall Fest, October.
  • Holiday Tree Lighting, December.

Quality of the town/city:

  • Enjoy the UConn Huskey football games at Rentschler Field, stop at Cabela's for your sporting needs, play golf at the East Hartford Public Golf Course, and visit a piece of history of Martin Park that contains the East Hartford Historical Society's historic sites. Annual activities include the Great River Park with the July Riverfest, and Sounds of Summer outdoor concert series on the Town Green, the annual Fall Fest and Holiday Tree Lighting. Participate in a road race, take a class at Goodwin College, or walk Main Street where you find restaurants and shopping venues.

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