The name Harwinton comes from the combination of three towns: Farmington, Hartford and Windsor. It has a population of about 5,300 and has an area of about 31.1 square miles.
Plane – The closest airport to Harwinton is Bradley International Airport (Bradley International Airport, Schoephoester Road, Windsor Locks), the major airport in Connecticut, which is an hour away.
The best way to get around Harwinton is by car, since there are no sidewalks to walk or bike on.
It’s suggested that you rent a car if you don’t have one already.
- Harwinton Recreation – This park is right off Litchfield Road at the only stop light in town, and is very quiet and pleasant. There are trails and a small pond, along with tennis courts, a volleyball court, and a playground. Dogs are welcome and it’s usually not very crowded if you just want a place to relax and be by yourself.
- Green Lady Cemetery – (Upson Rd, Burlington)- In Burlington, the town next-door, ghost hunters can visit the haunted Green Lady Cemetery. Legend has it that a couple lived next to the cemetery, and one night the lady drowned in the swamp while her husband watched and refused to help. There have been reports of strange lights and green mist around the graveyard, perhaps being the Green Lady forever haunting the area. There’s also a tree with a hidden book that you can sign to prove that you went to Green Lady Cemetery that only the locals know about. So if you’re into spooky things, take a look at this locally famous cemetery.
- Harwinton Fair. By far, the most well known event to take place in Harwinton is the Harwinton Fair. It occurs during the month of October, and has rides, games, animals, craft contests, face painting, horse shows, and tons of food. This is best for those with younger kids that don’t mind spending a good amount of money on random toys, some frozen lemonade, games, and fresh fried dough. The great thing about the fair is that it appeals to most people and takes place the first full weekend in October.
- Fairview Farm Golf Course, 300 Hill Rd. This golf course is fairly new and is fair priced. Mostly locals go here and it’s never too crowded.