Columbia, CT

Columbia is nestled in the crossroads of Connecticut’s eastern highlands, its earliest roots in agriculture are maintained with rolling hills and beautiful country vistas. Attractions, dining, and outdoor activities can be conveniently accessed from Route 6, 66 and 87, a short ride to nearby Willimantic and Hebron provides more opportunities for shopping and dining.

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Visit Columbia to shop, relax and enjoy. Come peruse through antique and vintage shops, unwind and savor local craft wines, complete that dream garden by visiting the local nursery and garden center, pick up fresh organic produce or meats from local farmers, or relish a night under the stars listening to great music during our summer series.

Come explore Columbia’s interesting history and events. Learn about Rochambeau’s Army that marched through Columbia and camped at Columbia Lake, visit the c. 1754 Moor’s Indian Charity School and more local history.

Trails & Hiking

Columbia is very fortunate to have many public trails including the Airline Trail and the Hop River Trail. Loop Trails include Mono Pond State Park, Island Woods, Szedga Farm, Potter Meadow Preserve (Joshua Trust), Sunrise Drive Preserve, Ten Mile River Access, and Columbia Town Green. The trails offer diverse habitats and beautiful vistas, scenic watercourses, wildlife observation, and birding to enjoy.

Where to Eat

Columbia offers a variety of dining experiences. Options include the Main Moose, a classic American roadside restaurant, as well as additional eateries for both breakfast and lunch, and a full-service Italian American Bakery. Some restaurants are accessible from the trails or a short drive. Use the scan code for a listing of Columbia restaurants.

Explore The Trail