A Small City with a Big Heart!
Strolling through downtown you get that small town feeling coupled with the charm and the sense of history of an English settlement dating from 1639. Walk over the Hotchkiss Bridge, gaze at the gorge framed by the arch of the Founders Bridge, hop a pedicab, stroll along the town green, or just sit and enjoy the water view. The Milford Historical Society safeguards three 18th century homes at its High Street Complex. Among their possessions is one of the finest collections of Native American artifacts.
Seventeen miles of Long Island Sound coastline funnel into our harbor that winds its way to meet the Wepawaug River in the heart of downtown. The sixth oldest town in Connecticut, 50,000 residents are proud to boast of a meticulously maintained "Town Green," the second longest in New England. Multiple memorials along the Green honor those who served in past conflicts. A memorial bridge provides a stone passageway that commemorates the history of our ancestors.
Milford provides ample cultural, recreational, educational and employment opportunities that makes the City more than just a great place to visit. Many high quality arts and crafts shows, varied festivals and events make Milford a destination for day trippers. Water recreation abounds with access from boat launches, the Milford Lisman Landing Marina, multiple City beaches, and Silver Sands State Park. The Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center at Milford Point offers views of the estuary and Long Island Sound and their inhabitants. The recently renovated and expanded Milford Hospital has been providing for health care needs of the city for the past 80 years.