Windham, CT

The Town of Windham offers visitors numerous opportunities to Ride, Walk and Play. Windham is centrally located in eastern Connecticut on Routes 6 and 32, approximately 27 miles east of Hartford and 17 miles north of Norwich. The town includes the historic downtown of Willimantic and three rural villages- North and South Windham and Windham Center. The town is home to Eastern Connecticut State University.

For “day trippers,” Windham/Willimantic offers a compelling series of events at various times of the year, including: February’s Romantic Willimantic Chocolatefest, the May through October Third Thursday Street Fair, June’s Victorian Neighborhood Tours and the Cinco de Mayo and July 4th Boom Box Parades.

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Along The Trail

Shaboo Stage

645 Main Street, Willimantic, CT

In 2018, Windham cut the ribbon on the 40’ high x 80’ wide Shaboo Stage– the largest outdoor concert and event venue in eastern Connecticut. Since then, the venue has hosted many events: public and private; small and big (and really big!).

The Windham Club

184 Club Road, North Windham, CT

The Windham Club, located in North Windham and in close proximity to the Airline trail, is an 18-hole course, managed by Bill Casper Golf, the nations’ largest manager of public golf venues. Stop by the Minuteman Pub and Patio where you can enjoy pub fare with a creative twist.

Willimantic Whitewater Park

28 Bridge Street, Willimantic, CT

Located where the Airline Trail crosses Bridge Street from Riverside Drive to the Eastern Railroad Museum, the WWP’s mission is to recapture the waterfront of the Willimantic River by developing an urban waterfront and kayak/canoe park.

Museums & The Arts

Downtown Willimantic boasts three historic museums- The Windham Textile and History Museum, the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum and the Windham Historical Society (Jillson House). Main Street also is home to two performing arts venues- the Windham Theatre Guild (Burton Leavitt Theatre) and the Arts at the Capitol Theatre (ACT).

Windham Airport

15 Airport Road, North Windham, CT

Windham Airport (KIJD), one of CT’s 5 public use, General Aviation Airports, sits on 280 acres, is located in North Windham within walking distance of the Airline Trail. The airport consists of two runways of 4,200 feet and 2,700 feet long. The airport hosts an annual Open House every September, featuring helicopter and plane tours of the area, food trucks and family activities.

Where to Eat

Windham and Willimantic offer an eclectic array of eating establishments. From two NY Times reviewed restaurants, Willimantic Brewing Company (Willibrew) and Stone Row (formerly Cafemantic) to a diverse mix of ethnic dining options including, Latin-American, (Mexican and Puerto Rican), Asian and Italian. Or, if you are looking to hit your sweet spot in downtown Willimantic, you can visit A Cupcake for Later, DQ or Limberia Tropical Algarte.

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