Numerous passive and active recreational opportunities, pick your own produce farms, casual and fine dining, shopping, historic sites, and year-round community events for all ages and interests.

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Located along nine miles of the Connecticut River, Glastonbury is easily accessible from all major highways and offers an incredible balance of parks and open space with a thriving business community. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the expansive selection of parks and recreational venues such as Riverfront Park, as well as phenomenal pick-your-own produce venues, casual and fine dining options, breweries and wineries, a historic river ferry across the Connecticut River, local accommodations, and wonderful shopping options in Somerset Square. The town hosts a number of annual events which attract folks of all ages from around the state including the Apple Harvest Festival in the Fall, Santa's Run Road Race in the winter, Summer Concert Series in the Park in the spring, Evening Under the Strawberry Moon Festival in the summer, and an extensive variety of programming and events held throughout the year.

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Facts about Glastonbury

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1693.

Named from:

  • Named after Glastonbury in Somerset England.

County:

  • Hartford.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • Gideon Welles. First Secretary of the Navy under President Lincoln.
  • Amy Brenneman. Emmy-nominated actress.
  • Donald Cabral. Member of the 2012 Olympic tea.
  • Samuel Colt. Inventor and industrialist.
  • Gordie Howe. Professional hockey player.

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  • Glastonbury is one of Connecticut's oldest municipalities and is known for its outstanding public education, excellent municipal management, and exceptionally high quality of life.  Conveniently located in central Connecticut and just moments from all major state highways, Glastonbury stretches along 9 miles of the CT River and offers a variety of recreational opportunities, riverfront activities and venues, development opportunities for existing and new businesses, and diverse community events and programming.

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