Welcome to Farmington
Picturesque and homey, Farmington is lovely a city of storybook proportions.
Farmington is a beautiful town located between the Talcott Mountain ridgeline and the Farmington River. Its location gives residents some of the most stunning natural views in the area and extensive walking trails to get out and explore the nature that surrounds them. But that’s not all Farmington has to offer. This community also boasts excellent schools, a historic village, and a tight-knit community.
What to Love
- A close community full of local events
- A charming and historic town center
- Idyllic nature weaving its way through the community
Farmington is breathtakingly beautiful, especially as the leaves change colors each fall, and residents here get a front row seat to nature's production. From beautiful scenery and walking trails to abundant shopping and dining options, Farmington is a fabulous place to call home.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
If you're looking for the best shopping in town, you'll have to choose between several spots. Corbins Corner and the Westfarms Mall are located across the street from one another, and each location hosts nationally recognized retailers, along with delicious dining options.
Locals and visitors alike frequent Farmington Miniature Golf and Ice Cream, where you can enjoy a round of miniature golf with friends and then grab your favorite frozen treat when you're finished.
The Wood-n-Tap is a family-friendly restaurant located along the Farmington River, where you can watch the big game while enjoying your favorite beer and American fare. If you're craving Spanish tapas instead, visit Toro Loco, where the food is always local farm-to-table fresh.
Things to Do
Located in the Historic Village, Hill-Stead Museum is a popular tourist destination that houses a large collection of paintings inside a 1901 Colonial Revival mansion. Each year, the Hill-Stead Museum is also home to the city's annual Poetry Festival.
The city is also home to two lovely public libraries. Residents can take advantage of all kinds of free services from Farmington Library and Barney Library by registering for a free library card.
Connecticut is known for its beautifully wooded landscape and scenic trails wind throughout Farmington, making it easy to enjoy the city's natural beauty. Winding Trails boasts over 380 acres of wooded land, crystal clear waterways, and facilities for members to enjoy.
The organization offers day camps, special events, educational programs, and cross-country skiing when the weather permits. To further explore Farmington's beautiful landscape, residents can hike through the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. Also known as the New Haven and Northampton Canal, this 84-miles long trail was first established in 1828.
Farmington is home to many great schools, including several National Blue Ribbon Schools. The most notable schools include:
Miss Porter's School, Grades 9 through 12, an all-girls school with students in attendance from 21 states and 31 countries
East Farms Elementary School, Kindergarten to 5th Grade, National Blue Ribbon School
Noah Wallace Elementary School, Kindergarten to 5th Grade, National Blue Ribbon School
Union Elementary School, Kindergarten to 5th Grade, National Blue Ribbon School
West District Elementary School, Kindergarten to 5th Grade, National Blue Ribbon School