East Hampton is located 22 miles south of the state capital of Hartford and is equidistant from Boston and New York City. Our town is known for its rich history, environmental assets, and small town charm. We strive to preserve our rural-suburban character, our farmlands, watershed land, and historic structures by taking a long-term view. Enriching quality of life, respecting town heritage, and building community are among our highest priorities.
We are home to one of Connecticut’s largest inland water bodies, Lake Pocotopaug, at 512 acres. State parks and forests surround us on our northern, southern and western borders, along with the famous Comstock Covered Bridge across the Salmon River. In East Hampton you will find a community that supports a rural/suburban lifestyle that is family oriented. It is supported by a quality school system, two public libraries, two history museums, local parks with recreational programming, and two campgrounds, Nelson’s Family Campground and Markham Meadows.