More to Simsbury than Kitchen Remodeling
Simsbury often referred to as the “First among the Firsts” is a verdant valley in Connecticut bounded by two low mountain ranges. The title given to Simsbury was due to some of its achievements, like the first ever operating Steel Mill in 1728 in the United States, The first temperance society – “The Aquatics” – was established in Simsbury and the manufacturing of the first safety fuse in America started in Simsbury in 1836. The town since the beginning of times has fought for itself and made a name for itself from nothing. The hard working and intelligent people of Simsbury have strived to maintain the perfect balance between commercial development and heritage till date.
The town has made great progress and owns notable businesses like Deloitte, Pratt and Whitney, Accenture, The Hartford, Travelers, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Kitchen Infinity and much more. Kitchen Infinity is a one of its kind services, we give the heart of your house the perfect makeover and our Simsbury kitchen remodeling team is professional, diligent and expert.
The success of this town is due to the outstanding colleges in its proximity The University of Hartford, Trinity College and Manchester Community College are close to the town. South Windsor and Wethersfield are the other tow towns in Hartford County with note-able education and economic status. Many of the town’s kids work really hard to get into these colleges and serve their community better. The community is built upon strong values of virtue, truth, support, and care for each other. Great leaders and philanthropists have spent their time here and made this community stand out.
Similar to Rocky Hill, Simsbury is blessed with extensive natural scenery but here are some least known facts about Simsbury!
Did you know that it is believed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spent two summers 1944 and 1947 in Simsbury and it was his time here that motivated him to go to the ministry? He strongly suggested the later in his books. According to him his time at the tobacco fields working and living in a farm off Firetown Road was very life altering for him. It gave him the opportunity to look at life from a different viewpoint.
Mark Twain was also an avid walker in the town. Every day he would walk ten miles from his home in Hartford his closest friend, the Rev. Joseph Hopkins Twichell to Talcott Mountain. Talcott mountain is only seven minutes away from Simsbury. It’s 500 acres of wilderness on the linear Metacomet Ridge house two waterfalls, awesome cliff-top lookouts over the countryside to the west, a highland swamp boardwalk and large bodies of water.
The Mclean Game Refuge which is made up of 3,400 acres in Simsbury and Granby was acquired by the Governor and Senator McLean to preserve the diverse wildlife that resides in this natural sanctuary.
The Heublein Tower provides panoramic views of the Hartford skyline, the Farmington River Valley, and surrounding areas that are particularly spectacular in the fall. This was built by the beverage magnate Gilbert F. Heublein in the 1910s in the shape of Bavarian Castle. Its distinguished architecture allows it to withstand winds of 100 mph. You can reach this landmark on a yellow-blazed hiking loop from the parking lot on Summit Ridge. This hike is worth all your time effort. The sheer beauty of the view you will witness is breathtaking!
To find more about this historical town visit the local museums and maybe some extra reading at the local library! And after you’ve finished brushing up on history, reach out to the team at Kitchen Infinity to get your Connecticut kitchen remodeled!