Introduction to New Milford, Connecticut
New Milford, Connecticut, in Litchfield county, is 12 miles N of Danbury, Connecticut and 65 miles NE of New York, New York. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Danbury metropolitan area with. New Milford contains a population of approximately 27,121.
New Milford History
The first European settlers in this area were John Noble Sr. and his eight-year-old daughter. They were followed by other families, and by 1711, a dozen families resided in this area. They petitioned the Connecticut General Assembly for the creation of a town and were successful in their efforts. New Milford was officially incorporated as a town in 1722.
New Milford and nearby Attractions
- New Milford Historical Society Museum
- Cross Brook
- New Milford Center Historic District
- Lynn Deming Park
- Sunny Valley Preserve
- Mountain Lakes Camp Park
Things To Do In New Milford
Opportunities for recreational activities in Milford are wide and varied. The Bank Street Theater organizes regular quality performances. The Milford Parks and Recreation department maintains the town's parks and organizes a number of activities and special events throughout the year. Paddle Days Festival and Village Fair Days are interesting local celebrations held during the summer. One can also enjoy ice skating during the winter months.
New Milford Transportation
Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
New Milford Higher Education
Western Connecticut State University, the University of Bridgeport, Naugatuck Valley Community College and Vassar College are all nearby.