New Hartford is a charming rural town of 6,000 residents twenty miles west of the City of Hartford. It looks like Andy Griffiths' Mayberry, if Mayberry had a hippyish edge and a faint smell of stale beer.
U.S. Route 44 runs through the town, providing not enough commercial traffic and more through traffic that doesn't stop at small towns like New Hartford. The town has multiple churches, a small town green that hosts a farmers market on summer Fridays, and lots of older homes.
When I stopped in New Hartford yesterday, several shopkeepers suggested places to photograph. I like New Hartford but wish that business was better for the local merchants.