Farmington has a lot to offer for a small town — history, arts, wildlife, recreation — in fact, it’s a perfect destination spot for a tourist. And now, since Gov. Dannel Malloy put Connecticut back on the map by paying for the state’s lapsed membership on DiscoverNewEngland.org, local organizations are hoping an increased tourism push will follow, and with that, more tourists.

Towns like Avon and Farmington attract tourists mostly through historic “hidden treasures,” hiking trails and antiquing, said Nancy Anstey, executive director of the Farmington Valley Visitors Association. Continue reading…

February 3, 2011