East Grandby

Town of East Granby

On this page, you’ll find links to other websites that contain information about the Town of East Granby, as well as some of the attractions located within easy driving distance. If you have an idea for an attraction or resource that should be added to this list, please email the Business Administrator.

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Town Resources

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East Granby is a small town with many historic sites that has become a vital community located midway between Hartford and Springfield, MA and situated in the lovely Farmington, Pioneer, and Heritage Valleys of Connecticut. You’ll find wild turkeys, deer, and even an occasional bear in the rolling hills near the Old New-Gate Prison, once a copper mine and now a National Historic Landmark.

Recent improvements are a new library, upgraded high school, new recreation areas, and East Granby is now turning its old Canal Railroad tracks into a major part of the Farmington Valley Greenway which will allow a safe walking and biking trail between the Mass border at Southwick, MA and Farmington, CT.

  • East Granby Town Website
  • Town Office Directory
  • East Granby Public Schools
  • East Granby Historical Society
  • CERC Town Profile
  • Public Library/ Resource Center

Local Attractions

  • Giddy Up To Granby Painted Horse Auction horse-book-cover-200
  • East Granby Public Library/Resource Center Interactive Practice Tests,Career & Educational Building Tools. Live Job Seeking Resources.
    Hours: Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Saturday: 9:30 am – 1:30 pmeg_library
  • Bradley International Airport (BDL) – Located in Neighboring Windsor Locks, CT, Bradley Airport is the largest airport in Connecticut, and the second largest in New England. Flights from Bradley serve most large U.S. cities, as well as Canada. In July 2007, Northwest Airlines plans to begin direct service from Bradley to Amsterdam.logo_bradley
  • New England Air Museum – The museum features aircraft from the earliest days of aviation to the jet age, and is situated in three large display buildings consisting of more than 75,000 square feet of exhibit space. In fair weather, the outside storage yard is available for touring as well. A “must see” for aviation buffs and families alike.logo_airMuseum
  • Fox Run at Copper Hill (Golf Club) – Fox Run at Copper Hill is a semi-private 9-hole golf course, built in 1956 and set on 95 gorgeous acres in the northern hills of Connecticut. This charming course is ideal for all levels of players (5,761 yards long) and is ideal for hosting parties, tournaments, and weekly league events.logo_foxRun
  • Farmington Valley Greenway – The Farmington Valley Greenway is a 26-mile multi-use trail running through five towns of Central Connecticut with connections to many more miles of walking and biking trails. It is a ten-foot wide, wheelchair accessible trail designed for walking, jogging, biking, inline skating and other activities, including travel to work and school. Motorized vehicles are not allowed.logo_greenway
  • East Granby Public Library Interactive Practice Tests,Career & Educational Building Tools. Live Job Seeking Resources.Hours: Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Saturday: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm eg_library

 

Area Attractions

  • The Hartford Civic Center – The Civic Center serves as the home of the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, as well as the off-campus home of the UConn Men and Women’s basketball teams. The Civic Center also entertains millions of visitors each year with a variety of concerts, family shows, ice-skating spectaculars, consumer events and trade shows.logo_civicCenter
  • Hartford Children’s Museum – The Children’s Museum is the largest in the state and is consistently voted as “Best Kid’s Attraction” by readers ofHartford Magazine. In addition to the museum itself, The Children’s Museum is comprised of Connecticut’s largest space theater, the Gengras Planetarium; the UTC wildlife; and our wonderful nature center, Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton. logo_childrensMuseum
  • The Bushnell – As Connecticut’s premier presenter of the performing arts, The Bushnell has delighted and inspired audiences for more than seven decades. Typical offerings include major Broadway tours, symphony orchestras, family presentations, children’s theater, cabaret and comedy performances as well as concerts and world music events. logo_bushnell
  • The Basketball Hall of Fame – Located on the banks of the Connecticut River in nearby Springfield MA, the Hall of Fame is a required stop for sports enthusiasts of all ages. In addition to the exhibits, the brand new facility also houses a theater, several shops, and two restaurants.logo_hallOfFame
  • Eastern States Exposition – More than 100 events are hosted each year on the exposition fairgrounds in West Springfield, MA. “The Big E”, which runs for 17 days each September, is the largest fair in the northeast, and the ninth largest fair in the US. logo_bigE
  • Six Flags New England – This is New England’s largest family theme park and water park with rides for all ages! Come experience our incredible EIGHT coaster line-up. Six Flags also features concerts and special events throughtout the season. logo_sixFlags
  • Old Sturbridge Village – Step out of today’s world and into the past. Explore early New England in the company of farmers, craftsmen, and fascinating characters. Celebrate yesterday’s proud traditions on your remarkable journey into America’s past. logo_sturbridge
  • The Springfield Museums at the Quadrangle – Life-size statues of Dr. Seuss and his characters greet you at the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden on the Quadrangle grounds. In the four museums you’ll discover American and European masterpieces, Middle Eastern rugs, a life-sized T-rex, aviation and astronomy exhibits, a genealogy library – even a planetarium! logo_spfld