Canton, CT

Canton, Connecticut is located 14 miles west of Hartford, CT. Nearby cities and towns include Avon, Farmington, Simsbury, Weatogue, and West Hartford. Canton boasts a wide selection of local antique dealers and an ever increasing number of specialty retailers and restaurants.

A growing community, Canton is home to 9,000 residents and has a rich cultural history. Visit the Canton Historical Museum, one of the first axe companies in the world, or Collinsville Canoe & Kayak, the largest specialty canoe and kayak store in New England. Be sure not to miss Collinsville's Halloween Parade or their annual Chile Fest in late spring!

Canton consists of four sections: Canton, Canton Center, North Canton and Collinsville. Sweetheart Mountain is located in Collinsville, which was named one of the 10 Coolest Small Towns in the September 2007 issue of Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel Magazine. Collinsville is also home to the Collinsville Farmer's Market, the Crown & Hammer Restaurant & Pub, Canton Clayworks and a unique yoga center. Be sure to visit and experience all that Canton, CT has to offer.



Schools in Canton, CT are well known for their quality. Ranked in the top 1,000 high schools in the country and in the top 25 high schools in the state of Connecticut, Canton High School boasts 97% proficiency scores in both Reading and Math and a 13:1 student/teacher ratio. Canton public schools were also recognized for being one of the best communities for music in the U.S. As a lighthouse disctrict to which other communities look for guidance, Canton's schools have continued to Raise the Bar.
Canton, CT