From shore to forest, there's a diverse mix of neighborhoods and areas to uncover in Milford. There's three distinct walkable centers, historic districts, numerous parks and attractions, and over 17 miles of coastline to explore.
Nestled on Long Island Sound in a safe harbor, Milford evokes memories of childhood and lazy days at the beach.
A vibrant, walkable downtown boasts numerous restaurants and bars, boutique shopping, frequent fairs on the historic Milford Green, and the convenience of Metro North rail station. From our small shops to the Connecticut Post Mall, Milford's proximity to US-1 is home to just about any retail imaginable.
A trip to Devon and Walnut Beach area will have you wanting to linger, shop for that 'just perfect' gift, and relax. On most summer nights, music can be found under the pavilion and groups standing in line at the local ice cream shop.
Count among our gems the rich history of Milford that invites you to explore historical landmarks like Simon Lake's first submarine, the Taylor Building, Liberty Rock, and the Memorial Bridge that offers a glimpse of the Wepawaug and hints of yesteryear. And, of course, Charles Island where it is rumored that Captain Kidd buried his treasure.
Festivals and activities abound in Milford from the largest one-day event, the Annual Milford Oyster Festival, to outdoor movie nights and concerts, arts and crafts shows, the Rotary Lobster Bake, the Duck Race, Irish Heritage Day, Oktoberfest, Woodmont Day, and the Walnut Beach festival. Being bored is not an option in our community.
"Milford truly has something for everyone. Whether it's the shoreline, downtown or one of the two golf courses there's never a shortage of things to do. I can't imagine a better place to own a business than Milford. Easy access to highways and Metro North, along with a business-friendly Town Hall, Milford is one of the best places to do business."
-Scott Moulton, CFS, AIF, Capital Management Group
Milford is an idyllic, historic New England Community on the Connecticut coast just 60 miles from Manhattan: A coastal village prime for work, life and play. A small city with a big heart.
Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
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Whether you are a business or family looking to vacation, re-locate, or shop, Milford offers unlimited opportunities of all types. So, come visit us and you will understand why we are known as “the small city with a big heart.”