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The Town of Tolland, first settled before 1715, covers an area of forty-one square miles and is situated twenty miles northeast of Hartford. Tolland Green, the town's center, is now part of a national historic district. Included in the district are several of Tolland's historic attractions such as the Tolland County Courthouse, the Old Jail Museum, the Hicks-Stearn Family Museum, and many Victorian homes.
The beauty and mystery of Tolland's oldest house, the Daniel Benton Homestead Museum, invites visitors to walk through the genuine antique home on Metcalf Road. Crandall Park, with its pond, hiking trails, pavilion, playground, and athletic fields, provides an attractive, safe, and fun location for the town's recreational activities. The Lodge, located at Crandall's II is available to the public to be rented for special events such as parties, showers, receptions, and retreats. Heron Cove Park and River Park include additional athletic fields to
serve the town.
Tolland also includes two State Forests. Kohler Forest, which covers 100 acres along the Willimantic River, is a popular site for hiking, biking, and fly-fishing. The Nye-Holman State Forest offers more recreational opportunities.
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Want to try a unique vacation? A major New England tourist destination, the village of Mystic, CT
is home to the Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration, known for its popular beluga whales. The business district on either side of the bascule bridge crossing the Mystic River contains many restaurants. Local sailing cruises are available on the traditional sailing ship Argia. Short day tours and longer evening cruises are available on the 1908 steamer Sabino departing Mystic Seaport. Mystic Seaport is the nation's leading maritime museum and one of the premier maritime museums in the world.