At the junction of Rte. 181 and Rte. 20, take Rte. 20 east. Along the way you will pass the Gaylord House, a lovely colonial home circa 1845 displaying the area's lifestyle, industry, amusement and faces.
Continuing on Rte. 20 you enter the center of West Hartland passing the classic Second Congregational Church and the entrance to Howell's Pond whose thickly wooded shoreline affords a sense of tranquility.