Introduction to Wallingford, Connecticut
Wallingford, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 5 miles S of Meriden, Connecticut and 78 miles NE of New York, New York. Part of the surrounding New Haven - Meriden metro area, Wallingford is home to some 43,026 residents.
Wallingford was founded in October of 1667, when 38 planters and freemen were authorized by the Connecticut General Assembly to create a village on the east river. The area was incorporated in May of 1670, when its population was 126.
Wallingford and nearby Attractions
- Wharton Brook State Park
- Quinnipiac River Linear Trail
- Sleeping Giant State Park
- Wallingford Country Club
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park
- Powder Ridge
Things To Do In Wallingford
Some interesting local festivals of the area include Celebrate Wallingford and Wallingford Grange Fair, which are organized ever September, and the Playwriting Festival, which is organized in May. The Wallingford Symphony Orchestra gives regular performances. Outdoor enthusiasts would enjoy pursuing various recreational and fitness activities in the local parks. There is also a ski area nearby.
Flights are available from Tweed-New Haven Airport.
Wallingford Higher Education
Quinnipiac University, Yale University, Gateway Community College and Wesleyan University provide higher education courses.