Andover

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The Andover Ecclesiastical Society was formed in 1747 and eventually became the town of Andover, in 1848. Its early municipal buildings are still visible along Route 6, which serves as a “Main Street” and is lined with historic homes and sites. US Route 6, the Hop River Corridor, has been improved and now provides safe, convenient access to Hartford via I-384, and is also a direct route to Providence, RI. This corridor also has historic significance as a waypoint and camp on the 1781 march of French General Rochambeau’s army from Newport, RI to join Washington’s Continental Army, which culminated in the victory for American Independence at Yorktown, Virginia. The march and camp are commemorated on Hendee and Hutchinson Roads.

Cyclists, hikers and cross-country skiers take advantage of the adjacent Hop River Trail, which runs from Willimantic to Bolton Notch. A rails-to-trail conversion, it connects with other trails to form part of the East Coast Greenway. The trail is readily accessible across Route 6 from the Andover Congregational Church.

The Andover Historical Society Museum is located at Monument Lane on Route 316 and is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on select Sundays which are announced in the River East News Bulletin. When the museum is not open, much of Andover may be seen as a museum with private and unspoiled rural and historic resources. Agricultural enterprises include equestrian, horticultural, silviculture, herbs and textiles, crafts, plants, flowers, beef cattle and historic farms. Brochures are available at the Andover Town Hall, as well as at each of the farm/stores.

Andover offers youth baseball and soccer on Long Hill; active Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs; community dinners at the Congregational Church and Fire Department; a Breakfast and Library Book Sale in May, periodic Historical Society presentations and Fall and Spring plant and tag sales.

Town Info

Andover Town Hall:
17 School Road
Andover, CT 06232

Phone: 860.742.7305

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Farmers Market

Local Farmers, Food Trucks & Live Music!

2022 Season - Wednesday, May 4, June 1, July 13, August 3, September 7, October 5 + Saturday, November 5
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Olde Andover Burying Ground

You can set up an educational tour with the Olde Andover Burying Ground Committee – Stories of Andover’s forefathers and their background are told by the passionate committee. During Halloween, you can dress up and use lanterns to walk through the cemetery.

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Earth Day Celebration

To celebrate Earth Day the Conservation Commission combines each year with The Lake District, The Andover Library, The Andover Church, Town Hall, The Beautification Committee, and Bike and Hike Committee to clear the town of debris which is then taken to the transfer station. This is a big event normally scheduled the Saturday closest to Earth Day with usually at least 50 or more residents who volunteer to work. Grants are put in place for supplies like gloves, bags, water and snacks for the group.

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Museum of Andover History

The Museum of Andover History has over 100 enlarged and enhanced photographs, maps, documents, and paintings of Andover and its people from past years. It also contains a huge mural painted by local artists that shows major events in Andover's history from the 1600s on. Another area has antiques and other articles that will help people understand the life style of past generations.

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Andover Memorial Bridge

Fun Fact: Andover is known for having a wooden covered bridge that crosses over a highway (RT 316) and is the only town in the United States that can claim this fact since all other wooden covered bridges cross over water.

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Veterans Monument Park

There are FOUR Agent Orange Monument Parks in the country and this one is #4.

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Explore Andover

If you’re looking for the best hiking trails in Andover this is the complete guide to all the forests, mountain bike trails, and pine covered paths it has to offer.

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Visit Andover

This website will give you fun ideas, places to stay, places to eat and events in Andover.

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This is a link to the Community Events Calendar for the Town of Andover, including but not limited to:

  • Annual Andover Senior Fundraiser – helps pay for senior’s luncheon program. (February)
  • Memorial Day Parade (May)
  • Concerts at the Gazebo (Summer)
  • 5K Race on Rails to Trails (August)
  • Parade of Lights with Carolers, Cocoa and Treats (December)

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