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Things To Do in Milford, Connecticut

Discover some of the amenities and activities that make our city great.

Beaches & Parks

Restaurants & Nightlife

Shopping & Attractions

Culture & Activities

We do hidden gems really well.

From shore to forest, there’s a diverse mix of neighborhoods and areas to explore. There’s 3 distinct walkable centers, historic districts, numerous parks and attractions, and more.

Downtown Milford is the heart of the city. A vibrant, walkable area with shops and restaurants, as well as the 2nd longest green in New England.
The Milford Historic district is an ideal place for a walk around the charming duck ponds, waterfalls, and historic 18th and 19th century homes.
South of the Green is a walkable historic district featuring many antique homes.
Milford Harbor features full service marinas, as well as guest slips for those that wish to travel to Milford by boat. Many restaurants and amenities are a short distance away.
Fowler Field features many public amenities: a playground, tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball fields, and a pavilion for events and performances. Nearby Wilcox Park has beautiful wooded walking trails.
Woodmont is a quaint, historic coastal village. Incredible views can be found here along Beach Avenue, from Anchor Beach to Woodmont Beach.
Silver Sands State Park features a 1+ mile boardwalk and sandy beaches, as well as prime views of Charles Island.
Eisenhower Park features a dog park, a playground with splash pad, and scenic hiking trails along the Wepawaug River.
The village of Devon features a walkable main street along Route 1 with shops and restaurants.
The bustling Walnut Beach neighborhood has an array of art galleries, restaurants, shops, a kayak and bike rental shop, a boardwalk, beaches, and a pavilion that features a summer concert series.
The Coastal Audubon Center at Milford Point is a secluded and beautiful nature reserve with an observation tower and educational events and amenities.
Route 1 is the main commercial corridor of the city, with many conveniences and shopping options.

Featured Things To Do


Milford Historical Society House Tours

Adjacent to beautiful Milford Harbor, tour three historic Colonial homes ranging from circa 1700 to 1785. The Eells-Stow House is one of the oldest preserved homes in New England. Tours are available in-season on Saturdays and Sundays.


Audubon Coastal Center at Milford Point

The Connecticut Audubon Society’s Coastal Center at Milford Point is located on an 8.4-acre barrier beach, next to the 840-acre Charles Wheeler Salt Marsh and Wildlife Management Area at the mouth of the Housatonic River. This beautiful nature sanctuary has a relaxed and secluded feel, and has many events and educational opportunities.


Milford Arts Council

The Milford Arts Council hosts performing arts, workshops, events, art galleries, and more. Visit the MAC downtown at the train station, as well as the MAC Firehouse Gallery in Walnut Beach.


Restaurants & Nightlife

Our growing local dining scene is diverse and exciting, with over 100 eateries within a 5 mile radius. From the city that invented the hot lobster roll, Milford continues to innovate and offer a wide range of cuisines. In addition, bustling downtown bars, breweries, and a wide range of special events bring exciting nightlife to the city.