Home to approximately 3,000 residents, the small New England town of Andover is located in the rolling hills of Tolland County in Northeastern Connecticut. This mostly rural area offers residents and visitors alike a picture-perfect Norman Rockwell ambience complimented by numerous small streams and creeks that branch from the Hop River, Burnap Brook, Staddle Brook, and the Skungamaug River. Andover Lake, a peaceful and serene lake that restricts power boats, offers 153 acres for swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Located on the southwest corner of Andover, is the Bishop’s Conservation Area and on the opposite side of town, one will find the Nathan Hale State Forest. Both CT areas offer residents a tranquil escape.
Andover's Historical Beauty
When asked to provide a vivid description of Andover, words like rural character, unspoiled natural beauty, farmlands, stonewalls and historic homes quickly come to mind. In Andover, the Old Town Hall building now serves as the town museum and is operated by the Historical Society of Andover. The recently constructed new Town Office building is located on School Road.