This early mill and farming community incorporated from Branford in 1831. The year prior, Maltby Fowler had opened a button-making shop. Its success along with the inventiveness of his six sons—who devised a range of machines to produce such things as screws, embossed silk, pins, and horseshoe nails—saw the rise of new manufactures along the town's Farm River. By the early 1900s, North Branford's abundant supply of trap rock, a material used for making roadways, made quarrying a growth industry.
Today, the town is a growing suburb situated between New Haven and Hartford near Long Island Sound. It emphasizes outdoor recreational activities such as biking trails at Totoket Mountain Park or hiking trails at Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park while also providing spaces for culture appreciation like The Northford Center Playhouse which hosts various theatrical productions throughout the year. Large industrial city/College town - South coast along Long Island Sound, 75 miles northeast of New York City.
Places to Visit:
- Connecticut Sportsplex
- Twin Lakes Golf Course
- North Branford Historical Society
- Augur Farm
- Maple Tree Farm
The climate in North Branford, CT is generally mild. Summers are usually warm with temperatures in the high 70s and 80s, while winters are generally cold with temperatures dipping into the low 20s. Snowfall averages around 40 inches per year, but varies depending on elevation. Precipitation levels are typically higher during the spring and summer months, while rainfall is more common in the fall and winter months. The area also experiences frequent thunderstorms during the spring and summer months.