The listing hit some of the high points of Collinsville, an artsy village edged by the Farmington River and dotted with Victorian houses. Those high points include Collinsville Canoe & Kayak, which rents both for paddling on the river, the atmospheric LaSalle Market & Deli and the charming Crown & Hammer restaurant.
The article also mentioned the attraction that keeps me going back – a wooded rail trail that runs alongside the river and over it on a converted railroad bridge. It’s great for a stroll or a bike ride, and it’s never prettier than in the fall.
Collinsville is part of the town of Canton, and you’ll find its center where Route 179 crosses the Farmington River.