Union is unique.  The Tolland County Visitor's Guide calls it "a tiny, tranquil community in the forest primevil."    Tucked into Connecticut's "Quiet Corner," it provides unlimited opportunity for outside activities.

Located equidistant from Worcester, MA and Hartford, CT, we are Connecticut's smallest town,  population  854 within a 29.9 square mile area.  Union's is the highest elevation in the state East of the Connecticut River (Burley Hill, 1315 feet).  Renowned for its beauty, rolling hills and abundance of trees and water, one secret to Union's tranquility is that one-third of the town's area is set aside as state park and forestland:  the Mountain Laurel Sanctuary, Bigelow Hollow State Park and Nipuck State Forest.  The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies occupies another one-fifth (approximately 3,000 acres of the 7858 is in Union).

As it was in the beginning of the 20th century, forestry is Union's primary industry.  There are no post offices or banks.  There is a Free Public Library, a Town Office Building, a Highway Garage, the Museum on the Green, a picturesque white church set on the hill across from the town green and a pavillion nearby, built by townspeople during the bicentennial to host celebrations, including Old Home Day which has occurred every third Saturday of August for the past 103 years.

Wildlife in the area is diverse.  Moose, black bear, fishers, bobcats, osprey and bald eagles have been seen, as well as coyote, deer, wild turkeys and other more common species.  Union is also a popular birding site.

So, it is not convenience or the cosmopolitan atmosphere that keeps Union's residents and visitors happy and content.  Indeed it is a quality of life that harkens from days past.  It is simple pleasures, the slower pace of life here, the ability to catch your breath after a whirlwind week at work, to see birds feeding their young in your back yard, the bounty of your garden at harvest time.  May it always be so....as time goes by.