Ellington is home to beautiful farm-scapes, orchards, and fun for all ages. 

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Ellington has a farm friendly environment and charm to their town. You can paddle on Crystal Lake or go on a hike in Shenipsit. There are plenty of places for recreation and relaxation. One could also sit on a refreshing beer at Cold Creek Brewery or take a swing at Ellington Golf Center. Ellington is home to many activities for any age. 

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Facts about Ellington

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1786.

Named from:

  • Named 1735, from Ellington in Yorks or Hunts; incorporated from E. Windsor, May, 1786. Originally called the "Great Swamp."

County:

  • Tolland.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • Faisal Alam, born in 1977, moved to Ellington at age ten. Founder of the Al-Fatiha Foundation, an organization for LGBT Muslims.
  • John H. Brockway, a US Representative.
  • Mike Massaro, NASCAR on NBC pit reporter and journalist.
  • Steve Park, NASCAR driver who drove in the Sprint Cup Series. Lived in Ellington before moving to North Carolina to pursue his dream. 
  • Mike Vranos, founder of the hedge fund Ellington Management Company. 

Top Five Attractions:

  • Crystal Lake.
  • Shenipsit State Park. 
  • Johnny Appleseed's Farm.
  • Cold Creek Brewery.
  • Ellington Golf Center. 

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • Ellington's Annual Winterfest, December. 
  • Farmers Market & Events; Twice Monthly.

Quality of the town/city:

  • Ellington has a farm friendly environment and charm to their town. You can paddle on Crystal Lake or go on a hike in Shenipsit. There are plenty of places for recreation and relaxation. One could also sip on a refreshing beer at Cold Creek Brewery or take a swing at Ellington Golf Center. Ellington is home to many activities for any age.

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