Introduction to Milford, Connecticut
Milford, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 58 miles NE of New York, New York. The city is conveniently located inside the Bridgeport metropolitan area. There are an estimated 52,305 people in Milford.
English settlers purchased the land on which Milford stands today from Ansantawae, the chief of the Paugussets. These English settlers were originally residents of New Haven Colony. Industries that developed in this region included farming, oystering and shipbuilding. Later, Milford also became a popular beach resort. It was incorporated as a city in 1959.
Milford and nearby Attractions
- The Milford Cultural Center
- Silver Sands State Park
- Firehouse Art Gallery
- Charles Island
- Buckingham House
- Housatonic River Railroad Bridge
Things To Do In Milford
The Oyster Festival is Milford's own annual festival. It celebrates the town's location on the Long Island Sound, which is rich in shellfish. The festival features many events including musical performances, kayak and canoe races and classic car shows. Milford also has an impressive art community, as there are several art galleries around the city. The Milford Council for Arts organizes events throughout the year. The city also has several beaches and parks.
Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Airport is nearby.
Milford Higher Education
The University of New Haven, Southern Connecticut State University and Gateway Community College are some of the nearby institutions of higher education .