First in Connecticut
With a motto like “First in Connecticut, First for its Citizens,” Windsor takes a lot of pride in their history as well as their local populace. They have a rich background of the early Puritan settler days and their interactions with the Native Americans in the region were some of the first that the settlers had had up to that point. The people who had colonized the region have a long reaching effect on the rest of the country, and there is even a group, which claims its members are descendants of the founders of ancient Windsor.
Parks and Rec
One of the many benefits of living in Windsor is its easy access to local state parks and green spaces. On the southeast corner of town, you have Windsor Meadows State Park, which hugs the Connecticut River and is ideal for long hikes and nature watching. The largest park in the area has to be Northwest Park, and it includes a nature center, hiking trails, and an animal barn with various livestock on display year round. Many of the local residents take advantage of its size and amenities by spending a Saturday here walking the trails, and then doing some grilling under the pavilion nearby.