In the 1800s, the Potawatomi Indians named this area Shabaquanake, meaning "growing place". Today, Hartland is a charming small town with excellent parks, bike trails, and fun festivals as well as great dining options.  When it's time to eat, you'll find everything from modern rustic to fine dining choices. Hartland features a diverse array of international cuisines. You can enjoy authentic Italian food with homemade pasta dishes like Ravioli di Granchio. This pasta is made with blue crab meat, ricotta cheese, and spinach. Or you can savor Gnocchi Veneziana with basil pesto and fresh shrimp. You'll also find Moroccan lamb tagine with vegetables and couscous, slow roasted duck with a French flair, or Japanese-style short ribs. After a delicious meal, don't forget to top it off with coffee and a Hartland specialty sweet treat, frozen custard.