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Enfield, CT

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Located along the northern border of the state, not too far from Hartford, is the quaint suburb of Enfield that has one foot planted firmly in the past and another squarely in the future. With a rich history of Puritan settlers and gunpowder manufacturing, which was key during the Civil War, it has seen a lot of change during the United States’ development. It is now more of a bedroom community and suburb to the larger Hartford area to the south.

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Powder Mill Barn

In the Powder Hollow area of town, there is a historic landmark that is a must-see if you are a fan of the Civil War era of our countries history. Originally constructed by the dubiously named Colonel Augustus George Hazard, the Powder Mill Barn was one of the major distributors of gunpowder back in the day and, at its height, could produce 1,200 pounds of the stuff per day. This flurry of production was not without errors, however, and mistakes made through the years caused the mill to explode several times. These days the barn is still there and is rentable for events.

Scantic River Park

Being so close to the Connecticut River means there are a number of tributaries and springs nearby and some great hunting, camping, and fishing as well. Scantic River Park is probably the most well-known area to take advantage of the great outdoors in Enfield, and most of the locals enjoy hiking, camping, and quading throughout the park. While it is technically still a state park, which means its hours are dawn to dusk, many people tend to ignore that rule, and set up camp deep in the woods during the spring and summer months to really get away from it all.