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Suffield Town Hall

83 Mountain Rd.
Suffield, CT 06078

Monday - Thursday

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 1:00 pm


Suffield Land Use Building

Temporary Town Hall
230 C Mountain Rd
Suffield, CT 06078

Monday - Thursday

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Things to Do

    Attractions

    • Phelps/Hatheway House
      A historic home built in the 1760's. The attractive grounds are set off from the street with an ornate fence and magnificent gardens maintained by the garden club. Open for afternoon tours everyday from May 15 to October 15.
      Phone: (860) 247 8996
      ctlandmarks.org
    • King House
      This historic home shows the graciousness of the 18th century, along with interesting architecture and treasures from the Suffield Historical Society. Open Wed. and Sat., 1-4 pm. From May till September for tours.
      Phone: (860) 668 5256
      King House website
    • Main Street Scenic Highway
      Route 75 is a designated State Scenic Highway for 4.3 miles through the center of town. Stately homes and large shade trees line this beautiful stretch of roadway
    • Six Flags New England
      One of the biggest amusement parks in the country located just minutes away in Agawam, MA. Starting in the 2002 season one can expect new roller coasters, a new and improved water park and "Breakfast with the Characters".
      Six Flags website
    • Fire Museum
      Historic fire equipment from the beginning of the 20th century (including a horse drawn ladder truck, hand drawn hose cart) through equipment used today. The museum is open for viewing; in order to see it one must make a reservation with the fire department.
      Phone: (860) 668 3888
    • New England Air Museum
      An air museum located just minutes away in Windsor Locks, CT. The museum is situated in two large display buildings consisting of more than 75,000 ft of exhibit space. In fair weather, the outside storage yard is available for touring as well. It includes not only aircraft, but also exhibits on such diverse topics as the History of Sikorsky Aircraft, Early French Aviation, a History of Air Mail, the Tuskegee Airmen, the Flying Mollisons and many others.
      New England Air Museum website
    • Newgate Prison
      Originally founded as a copper mine in the early 1700's. Newgate was first used as a prison to house Tories and Loyalists during the Revolutionary War. It was the first State Prison in America, and also held Confederate prisoners during the Civil War. In 1976 Newgate Prison was declared a National Historic Landmark. Old Newgate Prison is one of the leading tourist attractions in Connecticut.
      Phone: (860) 563 3563
      Newgate Prison website

    Outdoor Recreation Opportunities

    • Farmington River Canal
      A trail system covering over sixty miles generally following the canal built in the 1820's and opening in 1828. Eventually, once connected to trails in Cheshire and Hamden, one will be able to bike from MA to New Haven. This trail passes directly through Suffield.
    • Metacomet Trail
      A blue-blazed Connecticut Forest & Parks Association Trail, traverses the summit of West Suffield Mountain from the south. The north end was re-routed in 1985 to follow west and north boundaries of Sunrise Park through Suffield Land Conservatory property to the junction of Phelps and Mountain Roads. There are no fires or camping allowed on this trail.
      ctwoodlands.org
    • Windsor Locks Canal Trail
      This historic 4.5 mile trail running from Windsor Locks to Suffield, was once used during the 1800's by horses and mules to tow boats along the canal.
    • Lewis Farm Wildlife Sancutary
      Is located on Hill Street. Given to Hartford Audubon Society by Mr. And Mrs. Henry M. Clark. Hiking, nature study and cross country skiing are available on this land.
    • Hugh M. Alcorn Wildilfe Preserve
      Located on the east side of Mountain Road, across from Phelps Road. This wooded land was acquired by the Suffield Land Conservancy on December 28, 1983.
      orgsites.com/ct/slc
    • Jesse F. Smith Memorial Forest
      Dedicated May 30, 1959 as a memorial to Jesse Fowler Smith-minister, teacher and naturalist. Open for public picnicking, camping with a permit, horseback riding and cross-country skiing. This park closes at dusk.
    • Stony Brook Park
      This 70-acre park was given to the town by Charles S. Bissell in 1968 for park conservation purposes. Open to public-hiking, fishing, picnicking, cross country skiing and camping with a permit. It closes at dusk.
    • Sunrise Park
      Purchased by the townspeople from the estate of Edward M. White. Dedicated July 2, 1966. The name was suggested by Mrs. Karl Kulle because of Easter Sunday Services held there annually at Sunrise. Open daily from 8:00 am to dusk for Suffield residents and their guests(town stickers required)-boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking, playground, hiking trails, summer day camp, horseshoes, ice-fishing, and cross-country skiing are all available.
      Reservations for group use must be made with the superintendent by filling out the Sunrise Park Reservation Form.

    Farms

    • Appleberry Farm
      1576 North Stone Street. This farm has a sales room that is open August through December for apples, pears, peaches, cider, squash, raspberries, pumpkins, cheese, fudge, pie and maple syrup. Call (860) 668 2924 for availability for pick-your-own.
    • Bielonko Farm
      (Ben Bielonko) 1045 East Street. Bielonko Farm is a third generation family enterprise. They operate a dairy, vegetable and tobacco farm. They specialize in sweet corn, and also sell tomatoes, pumpkins and decorative items at their farm stand on East Street, mid-July through Halloween, 9 am to dusk. For more information call (860) 745 6395
    • Cupola Hollow Farm
      (Kathleen and Donna Dunai), 1510 North Stone Street. For the past 20 years, they have opened their stand on North Stone Street on weekends beginning in late summer through December, offering flowers, vegetables, jams, jellies, pickles, wreaths, cemetery logs and Christmas decorations. For more information call (860) 668 0859
    • Halladay Farm
      (Debbie Pierce), 8 Halladay Avenue East. Debbie took this farm over from her father in 1995, making the sixth generation tilling the soil. She produces vegetables, fruit, honey, jams, jellies, eggs, mums and pumpkins. Her farm stand is open July through mid October weekends 9 am- 6 pm. For more information call (860) 668 7466
    • Hastings Flower Farm
      (Holly Hastings), 1354 Spruce Street East. Holly sells flowers wholesale to florists and restaurants and retail to the public in front of her shop on Spruce Street from Jun until frost. Her products include hanging baskets, mixed baskets, geraniums, cut flowers by the stem, bouquets, arrangements and dried flowers. For more information call (860) 668 1532.
    • Kuras Farm
      A farm that includes pick-your-own blueberries and raspberries. It also includes retail homegrown sweet corn, vegetables and specialties. It is open daily from July 5 through October 15, 8 AM - dark on weekdays and 8:30 AM - 5 PM on weekends. Call: (860) 668-2942 for more information.

    Golf

    • Airways Golf Course
      A family owned and operated 18 hole, 6,000 yard golf course, offering quality golf at bargain prices. Call for a tee time.
      Phone: (860) 668 4973; Website: www.airwaysgolf.com
    • Suffield Country Club
      Provides a private 9-hole Bent grass course with water play. Built in 1927. Weekday green fees for non-members are $20.00 for 9 holes during peak season with the presence of a member.
      Phone: (860) 668 7260; Website: www.suffieldcc.com
    • Copper Hill Golf Academy & Driving Range
      An establishment offering a full driving range on which to improve one's golf skills Open Mon-Thu from 10 am till dusk; Fri from 10 AM to 6 PM, Sat. and Sun. from 9 AM to 6 PM.
      Phone: (860) 668 5700; Website: www.copperhillgolf.com

    Horseback

    • Wishing Rock Farm
      A full service equestrian facility located in West Suffield, CT.
      Phone: (860) 668 2307; Website: www.wishingrockfarm.com
    • End of Hunt Farms
      A high quality boarding/training facility. Specializing in personalized instruction, training and coaching for beginner through Medal-Maclay. End of Hunt features a 100 by 200 indoor riding arena and outdoor dressage ring, and a hunter/cross country course.
      Phone: (860) 668 9990; Website: www.endofhunt.com
    • Echo Ridge Training Center
      A facility open to the public, providing riding, training as well as boarding. They offer both English and Western styles of riding.
      Phone: (860) 668 5393

    Events

    • May Market
      A floral extravaganza sponsored by the Suffield Garden Club. This beautiful event takes place annually the weekend after Mother's Day and has been an annual tradition for over a quarter of a century. The Garden Club also plans special events such as house and garden tours. For more information on either the May Market or the Garden Club call Mary Lou Sanborn.
      Phone: (860) 668 4897
    • Memorial Day Parade
      Each May the Town pauses to remember those who sacrificed their lives in order to maintain freedom. The parade starts at 9 AM from Ffyler Place, proceeds up Mountain Road to N. Main St., around the Town Green and concludes with a brief ceremony at the Veterans Memorial.
    • Annual Suffield Firemen's 5K Race, Run and Non-Competitive Walk
      Sponsored by The First National Bank of Suffield. Course U. S. A. T. & F. certified five kilometers. Begins on South Grand St. at West Suffield Center. For more information or to register contact the Suffield Fire Department.
      Phone: (860) 668 3888
    • Soccer Tournament
      Each June teams throughout the area converge in Suffield to compete for the top prize. This years event will be held at the new Suffield High School, Sheldon Street. This event is sponsored by Suffield's Travel Soccer Club.
    • Farmer's Market
      Open June - October on Saturdays from 9 AM - noon on the Suffield Town Green. Among the offerings are Connecticut grown produce including vegetables, fruit, baked goods, herbs, flowers, plants, shrubs, jams, jellies, pickles, eggs, and other locally grown and raised products. Parking is available along High Street and along the Town Green on Main Street.
    • Concerts on the Green
      A variety of musical acts held every Wednesday of July located at the Gazebo on the Town Green. For more information contact the Suffield Parks and Recreation Department.
      Phone: (860) 668 3862
    • Garden Club
      Provides civic beautification, maintains the Hatheway House and other gardens, and provides awards to the Suffield Vo-Ag students. For more information call Sue Ann Nealon.
      Phone: (860) 668 0393
    • Suffield on the Green
      The large Suffield town green, more commonly called, "the common" was first used for public events in 1671. This long and narrow green is the focal point of the town. It is surrounded by 18th and 19th century residences; civic and educational buildings, and two churches. Today it is maintained by the town and is used for a variety of events open to the public. The largest event each year is "Suffield on the Green" which takes place each September. Thousands of people visit the Town Green where civic organizations set up booths with food, information and games. The Friends of Suffield sponsor the event. The event takes place the weekend after Labor Day, Sat 10 AM - 5 PM and Sunday 11 AM - 4 PM.
    • Annual 10K Road Race and 2.3 Mile Fun Run
      The Suffield Parks & Recreation Department sponsors an annual 10K Road Race and 2.3 Mile Fun Run in September. Contact the Suffield Parks and Recreation Department.
      Phone: (860) 668 3862
    • Suffield Players
      A community theater group currently celebrating fifty years of providing quality theater to Suffield and surrounding areas. They put on three productions each season at historic Mapleton Hall.
      Phone: (860) 741 5111; Website: www.suffieldplayers.org
    • Suffield Council for the Arts
      The Suffield Council for the Arts is a non-profit organization in the town of Suffield, Connecticut working to enrich the community through the support and sponsorship of the arts. It hosts events of an artistic nature, from musical to drama to art. Sponsored events are either educational or just plain entertaining and fun.
      Website: suffieldarts.tripod.com

    Lodging

    • Kingsfield
      Bed and Breakfast, 827 North Street. Located on Suffield's historic North Main Street. Tom and Carol Matthews invite you to enjoy the Lieutenant William King House, a beautifully preserved example of early New England saltbox colonial architecture. Built in 1722 by a prominent tobacco valley family, the house is spacious and comfortable and furnished with period furniture. Step back into early 1700's New England and experience a tranquil night in a large four poster bed with down comforter and in-room fireplace.
      Phone: (860) 668 5050
      kingsfieldbandb.com
    • Lily House
      Bed and Breakfast, 13 Bridge Street. Located on a prominent corner in Suffield Town Center, the Lily House has one bedroom and two suites each with a private bath and queen sized bed. Bob and Lorraine Erickson invite you to experience a beautiful New England community in the comforts of this charming home. Many packages available such as weekend get a ways, bridal/shower packages, afternoon teas and more.
      Phone: (860) 370 9701
      thelilyhouse.com
    • Spencer on Main
      Bed and Breakfast, 264 South Main Street. Located on Suffield's historic South Main Street. Caroline and Etienne d'Otreppe invite you to discover Suffield's rich history while experiencing European hospitality. The house was built in 1871 and is considered one of the finest examples of Second Empire Style, which has its roots in mid-19th-century Paris.
      Phone: (860) 668 5862
      spenceronmain.com

    Restaurants

    • Chang's Gourmet Cuisine
      Open Mon.- Sat. 11 am -10 pm, and Sun. 12:30 pm - 9 pm.
      Phone: (860) 668 9889
    • Francescos
      n Italian restaurant, providing a nice dining area as well as takeout.
      Phone: (860) 668 0200
    • Pacifica
      A restaurant located in Suffield Village specializing in Asian cuisine, including Chinese, Japanese Sushi, and Thai. Open Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Sunday 12 noon to 10:00 p.m.
      Phone: (860) 668 1291
    • Shamrock CafĂ©
      A full service bar that includes pool, pinball and other bar games. Also included in this establishment are sand volleyball courts, and outdoor grilled food on weekends. Hours: 12 pm -1 am on Sun. thru Thurs., 12 pm - 2 am on Fri. and Sat.
      Phone: (860) 292 8668
    • Suffield Inn
      International Churasqueria - A family restaurant serving a variety of food specializing in seafood and steak. Open Tues. thru Sun., serving lunch Tues. to Sat.11:30-2. Dinner is served Tues. thru Thurs from 4:30 till 9, Fri. and Sat 4:30-9, and Sun. 12-8.
      Phone: (860) 668 0219
    • Tosca Restaurant
      Manhattan style upscale dining. Open for lunch Tues.-Fri. 11:30 am -2 pm. Open for dinner Tues., Wed., Thurs. 5 pm -10 pm, Fri. and Sat. 5 pm -11 pm, and Sunday 5 pm - 9 pm.
      Phone: (860) 668 0273
      toscact.com
    • Zanto
      An Italian bistro serving contemporary Italian cuisine. Hours: Wed. thru Mon. 11 am to 9 pm.
      Phone: (860) 668 2421