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Milford, Connecticut

Located along the picturesque Long Island Sound

Milford at a Glance…

Home of many of the worlds everyday products like Bic pens, Razors and Lighters, Home of Shick Razors. If my memory serves me correctly Subway was started here too.

This Interesting New England City was where the First Flea Market was set up in a Drive-in Theater. The Lobster Roll was first created in Milford at Perry’s Restaurant on US-1 by Harry B. Perry. Milford’s Beaches are the nicest in Connecticut and the Sandbar to Charles Island is the best for fishing for Bluefish. There is much History here and the people are down to earth and the Silver Sands area of the Long Island Sound is sheltered from large waves making it a very nice family area.

Places to Stay in Milford, Connecticut…

Hilton Garden Inn - Milford, Connecticut | I-95 Exit Guide
Hilton Garden Inn – Milford, Connecticut | I-95 Exit Guide

Exiting off of I-95 you will find the 2 best areas for accommodations at US-1 heading North you would find the Devon exit has a hotel conveniently at the ramp with a fast food restaurant there also. Heading South you would find first US-1 near the Connecticut Post Shopping Mall several hotels to accommodate your needs. I recommend the Holiday inn just North on US-1 where the food is nice and there are several fast food places nearby or if you plan to stay a while and visit the Howard Johnson Motor lodge right at the exit.

I-95, exit 35 (Schoolhouse Road) has a good selection of places to stay including: Motel 6, Red Roof Inn, Residence Innn by Marriott and SpringHill Suites by Marriott.

I-95, exit 36 (Plains Road) has: Hampton Inn by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn

I-95, exit 39 (Boston Post Road) is a heavily commercialized area with plenty of shopping, gas and lodging, including: Holiday Inn Express, Hyatt Place, and Super 8 by Wyndham

Places to Eat in Milford, Connecticut…

SBC Restaurant & Beer Bar - Milford, Connecticut | I-95 Exit Guide
SBC Restaurant & Beer Bar – Milford, Connecticut | I-95 Exit Guide

Milford is located along the picturesque Long Island Sound, and offers a delightful blend of coastal charm and culinary excellence. As a visitor, you’re in for a treat as we guide you through these must-visit places to savor some of the finest flavors in this charming town.

Seven Seas Restaurant
Location: 16 New Haven Ave Indulge in fresh seafood while enjoying panoramic water views. Seven Seas is renowned for its lobster, clam chowder, and classic New England fare.

SBC Restaurant & Beer Bar
Location: 15 Harbor Point Road Craving craft beer and American cuisine? SBC offers an extensive beer selection, great burgers, and a vibrant waterfront atmosphere.

Stonebridge Restaurant
Location: 50 Daniel Street Steak lovers, this one’s for you. Stonebridge is famous for its perfectly grilled steaks and a cozy, upscale ambiance.

Bin 100 Restaurant
Location: 100 Lansdale Ave Experience Italian cuisine at its finest with a diverse menu of pasta, seafood, and an exceptional wine list.

Gusto Trattoria Italian Restaurant
Location: 255 Boston Post Road Enjoy authentic Italian flavors in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Don’t miss their mouthwatering pasta dishes.

Bridge House Restaurant
Location: 49 Bridgeport Ave Dine by the water and savor delectable seafood dishes and American classics with a modern twist.

Eli’s Tavern
Location: 21 Daniel Street A local favorite, Eli’s offers a diverse menu and a relaxed atmosphere perfect for casual dining.

The Corner Restaurant
Location: 105 River Street A cozy breakfast and brunch spot offering mouthwatering omelets, pancakes, and much more.

Milford is a culinary gem waiting to be explored. From seafood to Italian delights and barbecue, these dining spots are sure to satisfy your taste buds during your visit to this charming coastal town. Enjoy your culinary adventure!

Places to Go in Milford, Connecticut…

Milford, Connecticut | I-95 Exit Guide
Downtown Milford, Connecticut waterfall and church | I-95 Exit Guide

As a visitor to Milford you’re in for a delightful experience filled with natural beauty, historic sites, and coastal charm. Here are some must-visit places to explore during your stay in this picturesque town.

Silver Sands State Park
Embrace the tranquility of the Long Island Sound at Silver Sands State Park. Enjoy scenic walks along the boardwalk, sunbathe on the sandy beaches, and explore the diverse wildlife in this coastal haven.

Charles Island
Accessible by foot during low tide, Charles Island offers a unique adventure. Explore the island’s sandy shores and the legends surrounding Captain Kidd’s buried treasure.

Downtown Milford
Stroll through the charming streets of Downtown Milford. Discover boutique shops, cozy cafes, and historic architecture. Don’t miss the Milford Green, a picturesque town square.

The Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center
Nature enthusiasts will love the Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center. It’s a prime spot for birdwatching and offers educational programs about the local ecosystem.

Milford Historical Society & Museum
Step back in time at the Milford Historical Society & Museum. Explore the town’s rich history through exhibits and artifacts.

Walnut Beach
Relax at Walnut Beach, known for its serene atmosphere and stunning sunsets. Take a leisurely stroll on the boardwalk and enjoy the coastal views.

The Firehouse Art Gallery
For a dose of culture, visit the Firehouse Art Gallery. It showcases works by local artists and hosts various exhibitions and events.

Eisenhower Park
If you’re traveling with family, Eisenhower Park is an excellent choice. It offers playgrounds, picnic areas, and scenic views of the Wepawaug River.

Housatonic River Brewing
Unwind and savor craft beers at Housatonic River Brewing. It’s a great spot to relax after a day of exploring Milford’s attractions.

Milford, Connecticut, welcomes you with open arms and a wealth of experiences. Whether you’re interested in natural beauty, history, or simply relaxing by the water, this charming town has something to offer every visitor. Enjoy your journey through Milford’s hidden gems!

Comment from the author:

“The fishing is the best I have ever seen, who needs a boat here? My 3 favorite salt water fishing spots are at the mouth of the Milford Harbor where we have 2 Rivers emptying into the Long Island sound this area is loaded with shellfish and other forms of bait that attract Striped Bass and Bluefish, on the Southside of the Harbor is the best for Flounder and on the Sandbar to Charles Island as the tide changes anything can show up to cross the bar but be careful the current is deadly. These fishing areas are really great because as Dad fishes the family can play at the nicest beaches in the area.”

Getting Around Milford, Connecticut…

Exiting off of I-95 to US Route 1 heading East near the Howard Johnson Motor Lodge there is a fork in the road to the left is Cherry Street. That is the easiest way to our Downtown from there everything becomes easy to find. This New England City has a fantastic Green Downtown and in the Springtime the Chinese Cherry trees blossom with such a charm making this green look like a very special garden. Milford has many such greens where the locals love to enjoy the open spaces for winter Ice skating and spring picnics. Our Harbor is so sheltered and comes all the way into the Downtown area several miles inland.

Need more? Try these links for additional information about Milford Connecticut.

Milford Ct. Information Guide
Area Government and Commercial information links for visitors to get to know our Historical but Quaint City.

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