The town of Glastonbury is located in the county of Hartford, beside the Connecticut river. Glastonbury covers a total area of about 136 sq. kms. and it is elevated from the sea level by about 417 sq. kms. There is a large state forest here and it is quite popular for its hunting, hiking and fishing activities. Tourism is one of the most important activities of the town. Tourism helps in the growth of other businesses in the area. A notable resident of the town is Denny Zimmerman, a famous driver of racing cars.