February 1, 1639, is the date the area then known as "Wepawaug" was purchased from Ansantawae, chief sachem of the Paugusset Tribe. Settlers began arriving shortly thereafter and began to build the town known as Milford. Townspeople played a part in the development of the United States. Adventurers from Milford reached out and founded several other communities and explored afar. The city was named after Milford, Surrey in England.
Today, despite its small size, Milford offers plenty of amenities and attractions to enjoy. The downtown area has an array of shops, restaurants and cultural activities for locals to explore. Nature lovers can take advantage of a variety of outdoor activities such as swimming at the local beach or taking a hike to a nearby nature preserve. Education opportunities abound here too with several public schools as well as private colleges and universities. With so much to offer, it's no wonder why people are drawn to Milford time and time again! Large industrial city/College town - South coast along Long Island Sound, 75 miles northeast of New York City.
Places to Visit:
- Silver Sands State Park, contains the longest boardwalk in the state
- Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center
- Milford Fine Arts Center for the Arts
- Milford Landing at the Head of the Harbor
- Milford Historical Society
Milford, CT has a humid continental climate with hot and humid summers and cold winters. The city typically experiences temperatures ranging from an average high of 80 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer to an average low of 22 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter. Rainfall is abundant throughout the year with an average of 43 inches per year. Snow can be expected during the winter months, with an average snowfall of 33 inches. Overall, Milford has mild weather conditions that provide for pleasant temperatures all year long.
Interstate 95 and U.S. Route 1 pass through the southern part of Milford. The Wilbur Cross Parkway cuts across the northern part of the city and is connected to I-95 and Route 1 via the Milford Parkway, also known as the Daniel S. Wasson connector, named for the first police officer to die in the line of duty in the city of Milford. The Metro-North New Haven Line has a station stop in downtown Milford (Milford station) with direct service to New York City. The Milford Transit District provides in-town service to major attractions. Connections with the Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority, Norwalk Transit District, and Connecticut Transit New Haven are also available.