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Ellington overview

Ellington is unique for its historical sites, library and shops. You'll enjoy Ellington's beaches and museums, along with outdoor areas for skydiving and hiking. Take a campus tour or explore the surrounding area of Trinity College and St. Joseph College. Popular sights such as Springfield Armory and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame won't disappoint. If you're looking for a family-friendly getaway, Ellington is for you.

How to get to Ellington

Fly in to Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.), 12 mi (19.3 km) from central Ellington. Hartford, CT (HFD-Hartford - Brainard) is the next closest major airport, 15.6 mi (25.1 km) away.

What to see around Ellington

Fun activities such as skydiving, snowmobile riding and fishing are at hand, along with attractions such as:
  • • Bolton Notch State Park
  • • Keney Park
  • • Talcott Mountain State Park
Known for its family-friendly sights such as:
  • • Connecticut Golf Land and Games
  • • Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden
  • • Lutz Children's Museum
  • • Six Flags New England
  • • Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center
Its beaches, forests and hiking trails are notable. Top spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Crystal Lake Sandy Beach
  • • East Windsor Park
  • • Scantic River State Park
  • • Powder Hollow Park
  • • Peaked Mountain
Whether window-shopping or searching for a perfect souvenir, here are some favourite shopping areas:
  • • Southwood Shopping Parkade Shopping Center
  • • Shoppes at Buckland Hills
  • • Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk
  • • Manchester Parkade
  • • East Hartford Shopping Center
Popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • Springfield Armory
  • • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
  • • Bushnell Park
  • • Mark Twain House
  • • Trinity College

When to visit Ellington

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when the best time to visit is. Here are the seasonal trends to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 12°C day, -9°C night
  • April-June: 27°C day, 0°C night
  • July-September: 28°C day, 7°C night
  • October-December: 20°C day, -8°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 280 cm
  • April-June: 317 cm
  • July-September: 306 cm
  • October-December: 331 cm
  • Family-friendly
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Beaches
  • Historical sites