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FARMINGTON VALLEY

Lisa’s Crown & Hammer Restaurant and Pub – A friendly pub with an extensive beer menu, the Crown & Hammer Restaurant & Pub was established in 2005 in the old Collinsville Train Depot. Deriving its name from the iconic symbols of the Collins Axe Factory, the restaurant’s atmosphere and decor reflect the history of the town. More…

LaSalle Market & Deli – A unique CT Deli Style Restaurant with catering for any occasion. This place is fun, tasty and a hidden gem. Great food and baked goods, and on Friday nights their open mic features local talent. More…

Greenhouse Café and Tavern – A family friendly dining experience in Burlington. They are focused on the “farm to table” concept and work hard to ensure that as much product as possible is locally sourced to ensure the freshest and most delicious menu offerings. More…

Seed 41 – New American cuisine with a focus on locally sourced, sustainable ingredients positioned within the Collinsville community. More…

American Flatbread – Enjoy carefully prepared handmade pizza that is nutritious, light, crisp, flavorful, and wonderfully convenient. Pizza with integrity. Also serving organic salads, local beer and desserts. More…

Collinsville Canoe & Kayak – A family owned business located in Collinsville on the Farmington River since 1990, the store carries the largest in-stock inventory of canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards in New England. In addition to the store, there is a Paddling School, Rentals and Paddling Parties. More…

Riverfront Miniature Golf and Ice Cream – Enjoy 18 holes of mini golf on the banks of the Farmington River which provides beautiful views, sounds of flowing water, and a scenic retreat to enjoy gourmet ice cream. More…

Sessions Woods WMA – More than just a tract of natural land set aside for wildlife, Sessions Woods WMA introduces visitors to wildlife and natural resources management through educational programs, demonstration sites, self-guided hiking trails, and displays. More…

Burlington State Fish Hatchery – Great for kids, tours are either by reservation with a guide or self-guided. Constructed in 1923, artesian wells and nearby streams provide all of the water necessary for the operation thereby keeping the electrical needs at a minimum and making this the State of Connecticut’s most cost effective facility. More…

Farmington River Tubing – Experience 2.5 miles on the wild and scenic Farmington River in specially designed river tubes. Traveling over three sets of rapids, you’ll experience a thrill as you splash through the white water. Open Memorial Day through Mid-September. More…

America The Beautiful Country Store – A warm homey shop specializing in custom made solid wood furniture built in the Amish and Mennonite woodworking shops of Pennsylvania. Quality accessories and décor for your home are also a staple at the store with a large selection of Amish made black iron accessories, braided rugs, curtains, candles, bath balms, essential oils, and linens – most of which is American Made. Visit the store on race day and receive a free bar of soap. Limited to the first 200 runners. More…

Carol & Company – Located in the heart of the historic village of Collinsville, the gallery represents craft and jewelry artists from all over North America, and features the work of owner, Carol Ackerman. You will find exceptional pieces of hand crafted jewelry, fiber art, blown glass and great gifts for all occasions. More…

Lamothe’s Sugar House – A country store and sugar house in Burlington, CT. With more than 4000 taps and 15 miles of plastic tubing, the sap is pumped into a tank onto their truck and brought back to the sugar house to be boiled and processed into maple syrup. The country store has a wide selection of maple products, pancake mixes, cookies, teas, coffee, honey, kitchen linens, utensils and fine giftware. There are also farm made preserves and cookie mixes as well as their own spices. More…

Hogans Cider Mill – The mill has been creating distinctive cider since 1912 in the original barn that still houses the old press. The cider mill produces apple cider, apple cider vinegar and hard cider. Seasonal fruit, vegetables, pumpkins and honey are available as well. More…

Canton Historical Museum – The Canton Historical Society seeks to collect and preserve items relating to the area’s cultural heritage and to involve the public in learning experiences that develop an understanding of how this heritage reflects the ongoing American experience. Housed in the former Collins Company plow building, the museum is a record of life from the time of the Native Americans through the Victorian era. A huge railroad diorama of the town of Collinsville is of special interest to children. More…

Farmington Valley Stage Company – Great theater is alive in Collinsville! FVSC is a non-profit, award winning company committed to providing audiences with the best writing for the stage combined with the finest, most experienced talent from throughout the State of CT. Ticket prices are affordable and the theater is accessible. More…

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