Glastonbury....New England Grace on the Connecticut River

Quintessential New England grace distinguishes Glastonbury, situated on the eastern border of the Connecticut River in central Connecticut, just nine miles southeast of Hartford, the state Capitol.  For all its near proximity to the urban sophistication, Glastonbury is a quietly historic haven that was founded in 1693.  The broad Main Street's gracious homes and classic Town Green vividly evoke the past; The Old Cider Mill, circa the early 1800's and the most antique mill, is still pressing delicious refreshments; the Glastonbury- Rocky Hill Ferry, the oldest continually operating ferry in the country, has been bringing inhabitants over the water since 1655. Striking a balance between meeting the current needs of its citizens and preserving the 52.5-square-mile town's rich natural beauty and fine antique character, a Town Council and Town Manager govern this scenic, primarily residential community.

Sunday Brunch overlooking the orchards? The views are quintessentially South Glastonbury. Rolling hills of fruit trees, giant waffles and pancakes all drenched in fresh fruit of the day directly from the orchard......walk through the orchard, pick your own fruit after brunch, visit the store

and purchase homemade is a day to be cherished at Rose's Berry Farm!


Why not after brunch at Rose's take a ferry ride across the Connecticut River for some fun?  The ferry is the nation's oldest continuously running ferry that crosses the river just off Ferry Lane which runs directly from Tryon Street.  More History about the ferry can be viewed here "Ferry"

The center of South Glastonbury is home to many quant shops, churches, bakery, several fine restaurants and a post office. All of which gives you the feeling of a small town.  On any given sunny day, you'll see neighbors out for a walk on the sidewalks, shoppers looking for the best in summer's fresh fruits and vegetable from any one of the local stands, bicyclists taking advantage

of the spectacular views, and you will get a true sense of how special this location is to all that live here.


Glastonbury Historical Society

Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce

Glastonbury Parks and Recreation Department

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