With a quiet atmosphere and rolling country scenery, Ellington, Connecticut, renters can look forward to living in one of the Hartford area's most quaint towns. With under 20,000 people in the city and a large portion of the town dedicated to farming, Ellington is one of Connecticut's largest agricultural cities.
Though its homeowners and dwellers of homes for rent may sometimes live far apart, the community still cherishes the traditions of its past. Each year, at Winterfest, the town comes together to celebrate the holiday spirit and to light the town tree in downtown, which two local children help to do. As entertainment, Ellington renters will hear carols and other folk tunes from local church choirs and the Ellington Singers, a troupe of musicians. There's also a torchlight parade in the evening, a gingerbread house-baking contest, and, of course, visits from Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and Frosty the Snowman.
Ellington renters who love to escape to the great outdoors will appreciate the proximity of Shenipsit State Forest, which spans over 7,000 acres and includes the kind of picturesque scenery typically seen on New England postcards. Anyone in a nearby rental home should take the time during autumn to visit the park for its excellent leaf peeping and photo opportunities, especially in the observation tower. Even in the chillier winter months, Shenipsit offers visitors plenty of activity. There are miles of trails and paths for Ellington renters with a snowmobile or a pair of cross-country skis. During the spring, locals like to saddle up and go for a horseback ride through Shenipsit's scenery.
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