Learning for All
No matter the age of the students in your life, there is a school to meet their academic needs. The town boasts multiple elementary schools, a middle school, a high school, alternative schools, and private academies. The learning does not stop there, however; this bustling college town offers higher education as well. Goodwin College is a small accredited institution where the career-focused degree programs are as diverse as the student population. With nearly thirty majors to choose from, Goodwin awards associate and bachelor’s degrees in addition to certificates of completion. It also happens to be the fifth largest employer in the town.
Just gaze around the area and you can immerse yourself in the natural beauty and breathtaking scenery. If you would like to get a little closer to nature, however, take a trip to the Keeney Cove Marsh State Wildlife Area. The Cove was once a part of the Connecticut River, but in time, an oxbow formed resulting in a lovely cove that makes the perfect spot to camp, fish, or canoe. If you prefer, visit one of the many parks in town, Wickham Park is a favorite, featuring fountains, gardens, picnic areas, and a sledding hill you will not want to miss in the winter.
In addition to popular chain stores such as Cabela’s and TJ Maxx, the town provides plenty of unique places to shop ‘til you drop. Quaint shops with specialty offerings dot the streets and invite you in. You can find every type of leather at Tandy Leather Company. Need a trophy for a special occasion? Visit Discount Trophy Awards Center. Find one-of-a-kind loot at New to You Thrift Shop. You can let Simonds Photographic meet your photography needs. To fuel your shopping ventures, dine at one of the many highly rated restaurants found alongside the retail stores. They are sure to satisfy every taste bud.