Milford Travel Guide

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Milford Overview

Milford is a beautiful shoreline town in southern Connecticut along the coast of Long Island Sound and the Housatonic River to the west. About 90 miles E of New York City, Milford is lined with sandy beaches, some privately owned, but plenty public as well. Because the city is at a crossroads of both I-95 and Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, most of the population commutes to either New Haven, Bridgeport, Stamford or New York if they do not work for one of the large local companies such as Subway or Bic. Heavily populated by vacation renters, the town really comes to life in the summer.

Milford is a town of many enjoyable cyclic events. The respectable Saint Patrick’s Day parade sparks the town to life each March. April welcomes hundreds of horseshoe crabs to shore for mating season and in the first two weeks of May, Milford absolutely pops with colors with blooming plants and trees brilliant with hue and fragrance. With a diverse assortment of bars and nightclubs, the nightlife scene is very active throughout the summer months. The 4th of July brings thrilling firework in the sky above and the season concludes each August with the annual Oyster Fest, which draws huge crowds from the surrounding area.

Each Fall, Milford settles back down into a quiet New England town. A short convenient train ride into Manhattan is always a possibility and there are still plenty of things to do after the summer rush, but winter life in Milford moves at a slower pace.

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