Organized By: Milford Regional Chamber of Commerce
Description: Located on Long Island Sound in a safe harbor, a vibrant, walkable downtown boasts numerous restaurants and bars, unique shopping, frequent events, the historic Milford Green, and the convenient Metro-North rail station. Stroll along the duck pond, cast your pole in the Wepawaug River, or picnic by the harbor and watch the sailboats glide by. A quaint downtown (Milford boasts longest green in New England!) with boutique shopping rolls into a vibrant US-1 shopping corridor. The Post Road is home to just any retail imaginable, from small boutiques to the Connecticut Post Mall. Settled in 1639, Milford is brimming with character from nearly 400 years of history. Imagine how life might have been centuries ago in well-preserved neighborhoods harked to the past. A strong Colonial heritage with historical landmarks like Simon Lake's first submarine, the Taylor Building, Liberty Rock, and the Memorial Bridge over the Wepawaug River offer a glimpse into yesteryear. And, let's not forget the mystery surrounding Charles Island, where it is said that Captain Kidd burying treasured when he sailed Long Island Sound landing on many of the Connecticut coast's islands in the late 1600s. Not a weekend goes by in Milford without some festival or event taking place, from the largest single-day event in the state drawing over 50,000 to gatherings on the green, concerts, and outdoor summer movie nights for kids. With monthly juried arts and crafts shows and widely anticipated events like the Lobster Bake, Sand Castle Competition, Oktoberfest, Duck Race, Woodmont Day, and Walnut Beach Festival. Milford is an idyllic, historic New England community on the Connecticut coast just 60 miles from Manhattan. Milford's tagline is "A small city with a big heart."