Introduction to Waterford, Connecticut
Waterford, Connecticut, in New London county, is 36 miles SE of Manchester, Connecticut and 89 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the New London - Norwich metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 19,152 people lived in Waterford.
the first European settlers arrived in this town in 1653. It continued to be a part of New London until it became an independent township in 1801. Waterford was named after Waterford in Ireland. The famous Waterford Speedbowl opened in April 1951.
Waterford and nearby Attractions
- Connecticut College Arboretum
- Eugene O'Neill Theater Center
- Waterford Beach
- Harkness State Memorial Park
- Waterford Speedbowl
Things To Do In Waterford
Waterford is surrounded by water on three of it sides, with the Niantic and Thames rivers flowing through its western and eastern boundaries, respectively, and the Long Island Sound bordering Waterford to the south. The Harkness State Memorial Park offers beautiful views of the Long Island Sound and is an ideal place to relax and pursue a range of recreational activities including fishing, golf, and tours of the Eolia mansion.
Air transport is available from Tweed-New Haven Airport.
Waterford Higher Education
Eastern Connecticut State University, the University Of Connecticut and Wesleyan University provide facilities for higher education.