Area Attractions

McLean’s beautiful campus is located just minutes down the road from the storybook setting of downtown Simsbury, Connecticut, the quintessential New England town. It’s ranked by Money magazine as one of the 10 Best Places to Live: America’s Small Towns, and listed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of its Dozen Distinctive Destinations.

Niche shopping, diverse dining, and a vast array recreational, sightseeing, historical, cultural and educational opportunities await.

It’s an outdoor lover’s paradise for hiking, biking, bird watching, fishing, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. It teems with breathtaking vistas, sparkling rivers, nature parks and the unspoiled McLean Game Refuge. You’ll also find some of the most beautiful fall foliage in any state.

Year-round, there’s so much to do throughout the picturesque Farmington Valley, and it’s all within a short drive.

Festivals, celebrations, wineries and vineyards. Countless antique shops and famous flea markets. The Simsbury Performing Arts Center – the summer home to the Hartford Symphony.

Historical sites like the Mark Twain House & Museum. Art museums including the Wadsworth Atheneum, the oldest continuously operating art museum in the United States. And lots of special attractions that kids love, like Bushnell Park Carousel, the New England Air Museum and the Basketball Hall of Fame.

McLean residents also receive a Hop Meadow Country Club social membership for tennis, swimming, exceptional dining and social events, and access to golf – all right next door to our nature-filled campus.

And since we’re located exactly halfway between Boston and New York, McLean is the perfect trailhead for fun-filled day trips.

Check the Map and Let Your Adventures Begin!

Use this map to explore our area attractions.