I have enjoyed Collinsville on so many different levels and opportunities over time I anticipate many blogs directing you to this area.
My first visit several years ago was based on my walking along the Farmington River trail. The following year I biked the trail. Third year I kayaked the Farmington River. So much to discuss on each of these outdoor adventures.
This time, I went to the Antiques store I had passed so many times. I was amazed by the sheer size of the facility packed with opportunity. Find your corner with the decade from your childhood and it’s sure to take you back.
The additional fascinating fact about this facility is that it originally was part of the Collins Axe factory which in the 1800s manufactured axes and had over 40 buildings in the area which ultimately named the town Collinsville! By 1871 they were making an annual $1million in sales!
This is definitely a place you could get lost in both literally and metaphorically as you bring yourself into the antique scene displayed.
Although I knew unlikely, I hoped I could find an antique menorah (Jewish candelabra used to celebrate Hanukah) as I like to collect different types. I ultimately found a handmade unique birdhouse which I am collecting to place around a nature path I hope to create at my home.
I definitely recommend a stop in Collinsville no matter what brings you to the area and allow yourself the latitude to bring you back in time.
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