The town of East Haven, located in New Haven County, is on the east side of New Haven Harbor in the Long Island Sound. First called East Farms, in 1638 settlers obtained the land as part of the purchase of New Haven. In 1785, after years of petitioning the General Assembly, East Haven incorporated, becoming a separate town from New Haven. By the late nineteenth century, East Haven had greatly reduced its size by selling a significant portion of its land to New Haven. Today, the Shore Line Trolley Museum in East Haven operates the Branford Electric Railway. The railway is the oldest continuously operating suburban trolley line in the United States.
Today, East Haven offers breathtaking views from any spot along its miles-long coastline filled with dockside restaurants, luxury homes and attractions such as Lighthouse Point Park which includes mini golfing and animal shows every summer weekend. Large industrial city/College town - South coast along Long Island Sound, 75 miles northeast of New York City. The East Haven Town Beach offers scenic views and a place to relax during the summer months. For a day or evening out, you can stop by Overshores Brewing to sip their latest creations. One could also stop by the East Haven Historical Society Museum to learn about the historical aspects of this beautiful town. Take a walk in Farm River State Park to take a break from the buzz of New Haven. Finish off your day in East Haven with a stop at the Shore Line Trolley Museum for a ride through gorgeous landscapes.
Places to Visit:
- Shore Line Trolley Museum
- Farm River State Park
- East Haven Town Beach
- Overshores Brewing
- East Haven Historical Society Museum
East Haven, CT has a humid continental climate, with warm summers and cold winters. Average temperatures range from 26 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter to 73 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. The average yearly rainfall is 42 inches, and snow generally falls between November and March each year. Humidity levels are usually high throughout the year, with occasional periods of drought during the summer months. In general, the weather in East Haven is mild compared to other places in New England.
East Haven is served by Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, which is located on the border between East Haven and New Haven.
Though East Haven does not have a train station, there are two stations within close driving distance. Union Station is located 3 miles from the center of town in New Haven, and a commuter station is located an equal distance away in Branford. Both offer commuter railroad service to New York and to coastal Connecticut towns, and New Haven's Union Station has Amtrak train service to Boston and many other cities.
Interstate 95 runs from east to west through the central portion of East Haven. Interstate 91, which is located west of the town, connects with State Route 80 which passes through the town in Foxon, running east to west. State Route 100 connects Foxon with the town center, running north to south. U.S. 1 crosses the town through the "Center", paralleling Interstate 95.
The Connecticut Transit Bus Company, a state-run mass transportation system, serves the town.