At the junction of Rte. 20 and Rte. 179 you enter the center of East Hartland a bucolic village with a traditional Congregational Church, a triangular green and a very old cemetery that dates to 1752.
To continue, take Rte, 179 south to wend your way through Tunxis State Forest and miles of Mountain Laurel, Connecticut's State Flower. Along the way you will pass Sweet Wind Sugar House and Farmstand that offers homemade maple syrup and fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables. At the junction of Rte. 179 and Rte. 219, take Rte. 219 south; at the junction of Rte. 219 and 318, take Rte. 318 west, crossing the Saville Dam to the junction of Rte. 318 and Rte. 181.