Windsor is a town in Connecticut. It's the state's first English settlement, near the Connecticut River and Hartford. The city has a population of approximately 30,000.

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Map of Windsor (Connecticut)

By car edit

From north or south, 91 North or South. Exits for Windsor explicit.

From east or west, 84 East or West. Exits for Windsor Explicit

By train edit

See also: Rail travel in the United States

By bus edit

Peterpan and Greyhound buses stop in Hartford.

By plane edit

Bradley International Airport located in Windsor Locks. Taxis available.

Get around edit

CT public transportation is marginally reliable. If coming from out of town, it's best to have your own car or rent one.

See edit

  • Vintage Radio and Communications Museum-a museum focusing on the history and development of communication and broadcast from Morse Code to the World Wide Web. Kid friendly. Located only a mile from the center of town.
  • The Huntington House Museum-museum located in the home of one of Windsor’s founding fathers. Quiet and quaint, located on Town Green.

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  • Windsor Public Library- A nice place to enjoy a quiet read. Visit their website for weekly activities for children and adult education.
  • North West Park- Located in Poquonock, park is great for hikes, walks, bike rides. Small farm to enjoy watching animals. Kid-friendly museum to explore Connecticut’s wildlife. Pavilion and grills available until dark.
  • Windsor High School Rec- Open to visitors after school and practice hours. Track in new condition. Indoor pool, outdoor pool seasonal. Baseball, Lacross, Football, and Soccer fields available.
  • Windsor River Trail- Located nearly across the street from Bart’s. Slightly hidden, driveway more like a circle, located on Palisado Ave. Gorgeous paved trails. Best before or after Spring, season flooding affects trains.
  • Ice Skating Rink - Located on town green approximately from late December to mid-March (weather permitting). Small outdoor rink, family friendly.

Buy edit

  • Geissler’s Supermarket--family owned grocery located in the center of town.
  • Pricerite- less expensive supermarket located near Hartford town line.

Eat edit

The town hall
  • Dom’s Eatery -A great hometown diner open for breakfast and lunch. Located in the center of town. Family oriented and fairly inexpensive, continental breakfasts and deli lunches.
  • Whistle Stop Cafe- Another hometown diner open for breakfast and lunch. Located in the center of town. “Windsor” themed and great for history buffs. Named after the railroad station located behind restaurant. Continental breakfasts and deli lunches.
  • Bart’s Drive-In- 1950s themed drive-in restaurant in historic Windsor. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served. Breakfasts include omelette's and breakfast sandwiches, lunch and dinner offer hamburgers, hotdogs, french fries, and various fried sea food.
  • Jim’s Pizza- Italian restaurant, classy family sit-down dining. Pizza, pastas, various meats. Located in Poquonuck. Often venue for fundraisers, so check out ahead of time for family fun nights, etc.
  • Windsor 75 Diner- Average sit-down diner. Offers a menu with a large variety for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Kids friendly, offers crayons and children’ menus.
  • Tunxis Grill & Pizzeria- A less kid family restaurant, classy and somewhat along the lines of an Olive Garden. Offers indoor and outdoor dining. Sit-down bar and lounge. A more adult-geared menu of Italian up-scaled meals; seafood, veal, pastas, club sandwiches, gourmet salads.
  • Giovanni’s Pizza Restaurant- Sit down diner, more family friendly than Tunxis Grill. A long time Windsor establishment. Menu mainly Italian pastas and various pizzas. Also offers delivery. Coupons available online.

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  • Union Street Tavern- offers both dining and comprehensive bar. Frequent Happy Hour and late night specials.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar- Sport’s bar with walls of televisions for optimal viewing. Offers frequent game-day/night specials.

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Routes through Windsor
SpringfieldWindsor Locks  N   S  HartfordNew Haven
SpringfieldWindsor Locks  N   S  HartfordNew Haven

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