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Colchester at a Glance

Harry's Drive In in Colchester CT

Rich History

Colchester, Connecticut was founded in 1698 at a point just north of the present Town Green at Jeremiah's Farm on land purchased by Nathaniel Foote from the Sachem of the Mohegan Indians. 

About Colchester

Colchester, a rural southeastern Connecticut in New London county and is just off of Route 2 which makes it an easy commute to Hartford, Glastonbury or the casino areas in Southeastern CT.  The population was 16,068 at the 2010 census. In 2005 it was ranked 57th on the "100 Best Places to Live" in the United States, conducted by CNN.  Area: 49.8 sq miles (129 km²).

Outdoor Recreation

Visit the Day Pond State Park, where the trails are well marked and there is plenty of space to stretch your legs. It also covers over 180 acres in the town!

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Colchester Quick Facts

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Quick Facts

Population (2010): 16,068
Zip Code: 06415, 06420
Local Government: Town of Colchester
School District: Colchester School


Travel & Commute

Hartford, CT: 26 mi.
Bradley International Airport (BDL): 39 mi.
Major Roads: Rte 2 & Rte 11

What Life is Like in Colchester

The average commute in Colchester is around 30 minutes. It offers an abundance of things to do like attending special events, get involved in the arts, learning about local history,dining at local and mainstream restaurants and staying active at area parks. The education and health rating are very high, above the national average, which is a great reason why people come to Colchester.

Points of Interest in Colchester

Salmon River State Forest

An excellent place for outdoor recreation such as hiking, fishing, field sports & hunting. You won't find better trout anywhere else! It's also a lovely, relaxing place to walk, even with your dog. 

Comstock Covered Bridge

This is an excellent destination for pictures, whether it be for gradutation or a family photo. Come out any time of the year and you won't be disappointed with the view!

The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village

A short nature walk with dinosaur displays and facts are fun and informative! The fees are just as comparable as the museum fees. The visit inside the digging area and gold mine is very interesting for children. The entire property is very well maintained and the gift shops have a lot to offer for the dino lovers!

Things to Do Near Colchester

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