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Willington at a Glance


Rich History

Willington was incorporated in 1727 and grew rapidly during the Industrial Revolution of the 1800s. Today, the community retains its quiet, rural charm, yet Willington is close to many of the big-city amenities that nearby larger communities offer.

Public Schools

Center Elementary School and Hall Memorial School serve students within Willington Public Schools. High school students have the option of attending E.O. Smith High School in Mansfield, CT or Windham Regional Technical School in Willimantic, CT.

Community Fun

Residents can take part in volleyball leagues, international folk dancing, golf clinics, and more in Willington! Some additional town-wide events are also held at a grassy common area at the junction of Route 320 and Route 74.


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Willington Quick Facts

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Quick Facts

Population (2016): 5,872
Zip Code: 06265, 06278, 06279
Local Government: Town of Willington
School District: Willington Public Schools

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Travel & Commute

Hartford, CT: 26 mi.
Bradley International Airport (BDL): 35 mi.
Major Roads: I-84, US-44


What Life is Like in Willington

With several popular camping areas and spacious preserves, Willington is a hidden gem in Tolland County. On the west is the majestic Willimantic River, which meanders past parks and through forested areas, allowing residents to enjoy both tranquil scenery and a paddling adventure on the river. Though this town feels secluded from the rest of the world, it's only a few minutes' drive to larger towns like Mansfield, Stafford, and Hartford.

Points of Interest in Willington


Moosemeadow Camping Resort

You don't have to drive far to enjoy a big adventure close to home. Moosemeadow Camping Resort is a popular attraction in Willington, featuring a variety of camping sites, swimming pools, plenty of fun activities, kids' playgrounds, a ball field, tennis and volleyball courts, a mini-golf course, and an indoor game room.

Fenton-Ruby Park and Wildlife Preserve

This popular preserve spans 305 acres through mature forests and historic homesteads, allowing visitors to enjoy a glimpse of Willington as it might have looked centuries ago. Fenton-Ruby Park and Wildlife Preserve offers plenty of places to hike, fish, camp, swim, and relax in the outdoors. In the winter, visitors can enjoy skiing, snow-shoeing, and ice skating!

River Road Athletic Complex

Eager to play ball? Head to Willington's River Road Athletic Complex! This massive facility features a baseball field and multi-purpose field, a basketball court, a volleyball court, a short trail, and more.


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