The original name of Rock Hill was derived from the rocky ledges, prominent among its scenic landscape.
Also part of the local terrain are stunning areas of wide open farm land, a rolling valley along the Connecticut River and many enjoyable suburban neighborhoods.
Only 8 miles from the commercial and business center of downtown Hartford, Rocky Hill is a commuter’s paradise. It is also within easy reach of New Haven and Middletown along interstate 91.
The active community center offers programs for residents of all ages. An in-town shuttle service for senior citizens is also provided. A number of special events, summer activities, sports and ice skating are arranged and promoted by the towns busy recreation department. Ferry Park offers a boat launch and handicapped-accessible fishing pier.
A popular attraction among local kids is Dinosaur State Park, which includes one of the largest dinosaur track sites in North America.