Rural Ellington, CT is an active farming town and is one of the largest agricultural production towns in the state; yet it also offers the suburban conveniences of restaurants, country clubs, and loads of recreation and leisure activities. This inviting town sits against the backdrop of the Shenipsit State Forest and is nestled in the scenic CT River Valley. Ellington is conveniently located just 20 minutes from Hartford and is only 10 miles from Bradley International Airport.
Ellington is a wonderful community which supplies families with a multitude of recreational activities. Enjoy golf at the Rolling Meadows public golf course. Spend summers swimming or boating in Crystal Lake. Attend helicopter school or bravely conquer parachuting at the Ellington Airport. Shop at the summer Farmer?s Market featuring over 35 vendors, weekly themes, and entertainment. Ellington Parks & Recreation department offers: lake passes, beach swim lessons, summer camps, sailing lessons, and sports, along with programs for adults, teens, youth, and preschoolers. Beautiful Brookside Park offers: baseball, softball, soccer and football fields as well as tennis and volleyball courts, a playground, and a covered pavilion available to rent for your own gatherings. The fun is endless!