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Farmington balances the charisma of a New England country village with the advantages of modern living and closeness to Hartford.

Farmington provides some of the most stunning and carefully preserved historic architecture in Connecticut. Gracing the center of town are some of the most majestic colonial homes and charming shops in their original structures. Homes of various sizes and styles, contemporary houses and new condominiums are nestled around meadows, ponds and brooks in outlying neighborhoods. In order to protect its natural town beauty, Farmington established preservations like Memorial Town Forest and Scott's Swamp Sanctuary. The gorgeous Farmington River offers an assortment of outdoor activities including swimming, canoeing and fishing. The Farmington Canal Heritage Trail and Farmington River Trail offer paved paths enjoyed by joggers, walkers, rollerblade enthusiasts, bicyclists and cross-country skiers. Residents can picnic at Batterson Park or explore everything that the Winding Trails Recreation Area has to offer.