Tolland County is made up of the following towns/areas:
Andover, Bolton, Columbia, Coventry, Ellington, Hebron, Mansfield, Somers, Stafford, Tolland, Union, Vernon & Willington
Welcome to Tolland County, Connecticut. Tolland County is a county in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is incorporated into 13 towns and was originally formed in October 1785 from portions of eastern Hartford County and western Windham County
1. Valley Falls Park
Located in Vernon, CT this national historic landmark features waterfall vistas, 8.5 miles of hiking trails & a beach.
2. Bigelow Hollow State Park
Bigelow Hollow State Park is public recreation area in the town of Union, Connecticut, in the Quinebaug Highlands. The state park’s 516 acres border Nipmuck State Forest on the east and west and Mashapaug Lake on the north. The park and forest are located in a large hollow or depression approximately 700′ below the surrounding ridgelines. They are managed by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
3. Wickham Park
Wickham Park is a nonprofit, private foundation in Manchester and a small part of East Hartford, Connecticut. The park contains 280 acres of gardens, open fields, woodlands, ponds, picnic areas and sports facilities, among other attractions.
1. The Adventure Park at Storrs
Found in the heart of Connecticut, the aerial adventure park in Storrs boasts acres of rope courses and ziplines that wind, twist and turn through the surrounding scenic nature. Climb through the forest on both low-rope and high-rope courses while discovering the intertwined ziplines that will really get your heart racing and adrenaline pumping. There’s guaranteed excitement waiting for the entire family!
2. Sonny’s Place
Located in Somers, CT this is fun for the entire family. Complex with outdoor mini golf, driving range, go karts & more, plus an indoor arcade & restaurant.
3. Stafford Motor Speedway
Stafford Motor Speedway is a semi-banked 1/2 mile paved oval located in Stafford Springs, Connecticut. Stafford Speedway holds weekly racing every Friday night May through September. This track is known as the home of the SK Modifieds and drivers such as Ryan Preece and Ted Christopher. The track hosts weekly events throughout the season including 3 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour events yearly.
4. Mansfield Market
Mansfield Marketplace is eastern Connecticut’s largest flea market, open every Sunday 8am-2pm indoors and outdoors, rain or shine. Our 15,000 square foot indoor market has its own snack bar, handicapped accessible bathrooms, and a large variety of vendors. Outside we host up to 300+ vendors selling new and used items, plants, produce, antiques and collectibles, clothing, crafts, jewelry, tools, toys and more.
1. William Benton Museum of Art
The William Benton Museum of Art is a public fine arts museum located on the University of Connecticut’s main campus in Storrs, Connecticut, US. The Benton houses a permanent collection of over 6,500 artistic works and hosts special exhibitions, concerts, campus art walks, and other events. The museum is named in honor of the prominent U.S. senator and university trustee William Benton. The Benton has a cafe and a gift store. Admission to the museum is free for all. Constructed in 1920 and used for twenty years as University’s main dining hall, the Benton opened officially as an art museum in 1967. The museum building is designed in the Collegiate Gothic style and is one of the core campus buildings in the University of Connecticut Historic District-Connecticut Agricultural School, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Benton’s collection originated with former Connecticut Agricultural College president Charles Lewis Beach, who began the college’s art collection, bequeathed his personal collection of American art to the college in 1933, and left a trust fund for the college to continue acquiring art.
2. Foxhill Tower
Tower on Fox Hill is a building located at the summit of Fox Hill in Rockville, Connecticut. The current tower, 72 feet high, stands on the site of a former 60-foot tower, which stood briefly during the late 19th century.
3. Nathan Hale Homestead
The Nathan Hale Homestead is a historic home located at 2299 South Street in Coventry, Connecticut. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, and was also known as Deacon Richard Hale House. Connecticut Landmarks operates the house a late 18th-century historic house museum, however, they are currently facing an investigation by the attorney general’s office into their alleged neglect of the Homestead and its artifacts.
4. The New England Air Museum
The New England Air Museum is an American aerospace museum located adjacent to Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. The museum consists of three display hangars with additional storage and restoration hangars. Its collections include aircraft ranging from early flying machines to supersonic jets, as well as engines, and other pieces of flight-related equipment. Significant aircraft include the Silas Brooks balloon basket – the oldest surviving American-built aircraft the Sikorsky VS-44A – the sole remaining American-built commercial trans-oceanic four-engine flying boat the Goodyear ZNPK-28 Blimp Control Car – one of only two surviving K-class control cars in the world. The museum library has approximately 6,000 aviation books, approximately 20,000 periodicals, approximately 10,000 technical manuals, approximately 21,000 photographs, nearly 8,000 slides, over 200 pieces of artwork, over 1,200 prints, and approximately 500 engineering drawing and blueprints. The mission of the New England Air Museum is to present the story of aviation, the human genius that made it possible and the profound effects that it has had on the way in which we live.