East Windsor Community
Known for the level topography and fertile soils in the Connecticut River Valley, the town of East Windsor is great territory for farming and still produces farming as part of its economy. The town of East Windsor offers great open space and rural charm making it appealing to the country settlers. Settled in 1680, the town is comprised of five villages, Broad Brook, Melrose, Scantic, Warehouse Point and Windsorville. While combined for government and education convenience, each village is able to retain its own unique identity. With a population approaching 12,000, and a land area of 26.3 square miles, East Windsor offers ample opportunity for business and industry to grow. Situated on the east side of the Connecticut River, our town lies nearly midway between Hartford, Connecticut and Springfield, Massachusetts.
East Windsor combines the relaxing atmosphere of small-town New England with a mix of activities and events. There’s always plenty to do in and around East Windsor. Major travel highways 91 and 84 are very close for easy commute.
The town of East Windsor strives to preserve its quiet, small town feel in Northern Connecticut. East Windsor is peppered with cultural and historical places that are near and dear to Connecticut. The Connecticut Trolley Museum offers an exciting display for children and adults alike. As well as the Connecticut Fire Museum which educates everyone on the history of fire safety within the state. East Windsor was also the starting place to one of Connecticut's premier beer makers - Broad Brook Brewing. Less than 15 minutes away, the city of Hartford is home to Bushnell Memorial Hall, the XL Center, Hartford Stage Company, and the University of Hartford Lincoln Theatre, while Springfield Massachusetts offers performances at the Paramount Theater, Mass Mutual Center, Stage West and Symphony Hall.
East Windsor provides many parks in the town, along with walking trails throughout the town and along the Scantic River. There is a very active volunteer group The American River Heritage Group that helps preserve all of East Windsor’s waterways. Allowing great kayaking and canoeing avenues. The Broad Brook Anglers club stocks their own fish on the Scantic River when you enjoy fishing. There are plenty of place to drop your rod all around town.
East Windsor Park and Recreation Department includes a Reservoir open in the summer months for everyone to swim and they also have lifeguards on duty. Included with the soft sandy beaches there is also fun for the family including food stands, pavilions, playgrounds, baseball and basketball courts, a BMX Skate park, a Dog park and even a Community Garden.
East Windsor is the home of a sports bubble Sports world, housing 3 large indoor grass fields, 6,000 SF supporting soccer fields, hockey, football, baseball, volleyball and more. The town has some of best groomed soccer fields in the area located at Scout Hall and Osborne Field, stop by to catch some youth baseball games or enjoy a hot dog. Scout Hall was built by a great bunch of town volunteers allowing the hall to be enjoyed by everyone in the community.