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Ellington overview

Ellington is unique for its historical sites, library, and shops. You'll enjoy Ellington's beaches and museums, along with outdoor areas for skydiving and hiking. Take a campus tour or explore the surrounding area of Trinity College and St. Joseph College. Popular sights like Springfield Armory and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame won't disappoint. Ellington is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Ellington

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Ellington has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Ellington with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Ellington hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Ellington hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Ellington

Fly in to Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.), 12 mi (19.3 km) from downtown Ellington. Hartford, CT (HFD-Hartford - Brainard) is the next closest major airport, 15.6 mi (25.1 km) away.

What to see around Ellington

Outdoor activities are on hand like skydiving and snowmobile riding along with attractions such as:
  • • Bolton Notch State Park
  • • Keney Park
  • • Talcott Mountain State Park
Known for its family-friendly sights such as:
  • • Connecticut Golf Land and Games
  • • Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden
  • • Lutz Children's Museum
  • • Six Flags New England
  • • Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center
Its beaches, forests, and hiking trails are notable, and top spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Crystal Lake Sandy Beach
  • • East Windsor Park
  • • Scantic River State Park
  • • Powder Hollow Park
  • • Peaked Mountain
Whether window-shopping or searching for a perfect souvenir, here are some favorite shopping areas:
  • • Southwood Shopping Parkade Shopping Center
  • • Shoppes at Buckland Hills
  • • Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk
  • • Manchester Parkade
  • • East Hartford Shopping Center
Some popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • Springfield Armory
  • • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
  • • Bushnell Park
  • • Mark Twain House
  • • Trinity College

When to visit Ellington

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when's the best time to visit. Here are the seasonal norms to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 53°F day, 17°F night
  • April-June: 81°F day, 31°F night
  • July-September: 83°F day, 45°F night
  • October-December: 67°F day, 18°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 11.02 inches
  • April-June: 12.48 inches
  • July-September: 12.05 inches
  • October-December: 13.03 inches
  • Family
  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Beaches
  • Business-friendly
  • Historical sites