Introduction to Clinton, Connecticut
Clinton, Connecticut, in Middlesex county, is 20 miles E of Hamden, Connecticut and 84 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is considered part of the New Haven - Meriden metropolitan area. Clinton has a population of 13,094.
Clinton's history dates back to 1663, when it was then known as Hammonasset. This area was declared a town in 1667 and named Kenilworth. However, due to certain changes, the town was renamed Killingworth by the mid-18th century. The Town of Clinton was officially incorporated in 1838 from the southern portion of Killingworth.
Clinton and nearby Attractions
- Indian River Recreation Complex
- Peters Complex
- Heser's Pond
- Clinton Town Beach
- River Dale Farm Camp Site
Things To Do In Clinton
Clinton is referred to as the bluefish capital of the world. Clinton Beach is a popular recreational area with outside showers, a playground, volleyball courts, grills, pavilions, etc. Further, there are several parks in the town which are equipped with many amenities.
The Tweed-New Haven Airport provides air transportation.
Clinton Higher Education
Wesleyan University, Quinnipiac University and Gateway Community College provide higher educational facilities.