Hartland has carefully maintained its rural charm with open meadows and hilltop vistas.

Around 75 percent of local land is preserved by the Metropolitan District Commission, which provides water services to eight communities in Hartford County.

Cheerful neighborhoods of traditional homes and classic country farmhouses dot the landscape. Hartland's scenic beauty and the Tunxis State Forest provide year round recreation for all ages.

Programs and events are sponsored frequently by numerous local social and civic organizations and bring the whole community together. These events include an annual pumpkin toss and a blueberry picnic sponsored by the Hartland Historical Society.