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SIMSBURY (AND NEARBY)

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Brookside Bagels – Great selection of bagels, which are baked onsite, as well as a fantastic selection of spreads and sandwiches. There is a good reason why there’s a line out the door – but it moves quickly. Friendly staff too. Recommended by Charlie, HMF Operations Manager. More…

Harvest Café and Bakery – Serves breakfast all day and lunch too. Come by and try their awesome benedicts, portabella mushroom sandwiches and more. Catering on and off site available. Recommended by Genevieve, HMF Registration Manager. More…

Little City Pizza – Specialty pizzas as well as salads, panini, burgers, and flatbread roll-ups. Well known in town and loved by the locals. The atmosphere is welcoming, positive and energetic with an open kitchen so you can watch fancy dough throws, finger spins and other fancy pizza making tricks! More…

Peaberry’s Café – Offering breakfast, lunch, desserts, snacks and coffee. Peaberry’s has been recognized by The Hartford Courant as a “Serious Java Joint”, and now offers Nitro Coffee, the iced coffee that thinks it’s an Irish Stout! Recommended by Ellen, HMF Program Director. More…

Plan B – Burgers. Beers. Bourbon. Burgers are fresh ground in house twice daily, hand formed, American, source verified and fresh, never frozen. All American beers, 14 rotating draft lines and close to 100 bottles available. Also offering bourbon, America’s Native Spirit. More…

Popover Bistro & Bakery – Their mission is to source local, healthy, organic products whenever possible but always to use the highest quality ingredients. They have many gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options on the menu. Open for breakfast (served all day) and lunch. Special events and catering too. Recommended by Traci, HMF Manager Partnerships and Business Development. More…

Tulmeadow Farm Store – A family owned farm for generations, they make over 50 different flavors of very rich 16% butterfat gourmet ice cream. Their top selling flavor is Red Raspberry with Chocolate Chips. Scooping from mid-April until the end of October, quarts and pints of their ice cream are also available for purchase. More…

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Farmington Valley Bike Trails – The Farmington Canal Heritage Trail runs the length of Simsbury along the scenic Farmington River. Simsbury was chosen as the FIRST Bicycle Friendly community in Connecticut! Plenty of free parking and bike sharing is available during the summer months from Simsbury Free Bike, a bicycle sharing nonprofit. More…
For more information on the bike trail, click here.

Stratton Brook State Park – Stratton Brook offers swimming, picnicking, and interpretive programs in a beautifully wooded setting, with wheelchair accessibility. One of the better-known small parks in CT, the railroad tracks have been replaced by an impressive bike trail shaded by white pines and traveling over scenic brooks. More…

Talcott Mountain State Park – The park, located off Route 185, boasts a one and one-half mile hike which leads up to the Heublein Tower, an elevation of 1,000 feet. The tower, donated by the Heublein family, is open on a seasonal basis. More…

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Ava Grace Gifts – A locally owned boutique with beautiful, distinctive hard to find and locally sourced treasures. Women’s clothing and accessories, housewares, candles and baby gifts. They pride themselves on giving customers a positive, beautiful shopping experience. More…

Rosedale Farms & Vineyards – Since 1920, Rosedale has been offering the Simsbury community and beyond the freshest, highest-quality produce and friendliest service. They are a 5th-generation family farm, and their fresh vegetables, fruits, wines and flowers are grown and nurtured with care and pride. Recommended by Matt, HMF Director of Operations. More…

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Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center – Those who enjoy the electrifying experience of a live concert in a beautiful setting under the stars will love Simsbury Meadows. Home of the Amica Iron Horse Half Marathon and 10K, Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s summer music festival, the Talcott Mountain Music Festival (TMMF) and the Summer Series Concerts. More…

The Theatre Guild of Simsbury
– A non-profit organization, formed in 1972 by a group of Simsbury residents, their mission is to bring entertainment to people of all ages from all over the region. Each year, they produce a Broadway style musical in the fall and a Studio Theatre style play in the spring. This November’s show will be Sister Act. More…

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