Milford Travel Guide

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Milford Things to Do

  • Skate Park

    Brand, spanking new state of the art SKATE Park opened in April 2005. Facility was talked about for many, many yrs but has now come to life. Run by the local Milford/Orange YMCA, I do think they use yearly passes (as the most $$ effective way to have fun there). They have day passes.This was built on Washington Field. There is a men's/ladies...

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  • Milford Historical Society houses

    There are very old homes that are preserved by the Mfd Society. Milford was settled in 1638 - one of the oldest towns in CT.Eels-Stowe House:Built in 1669Stockade House:Built in 1659,first house outside the stockade fence that protected Milford(check out the walking tour on the linked society web page)The society runs these places and hosts several...

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  • Westfield Mall

    The Westfield Mall is right on the Post Road of Milford; just off of I-95. The Mall is quite large with an array of stores such as : Dick's Sporting Goods, Macy's Target, Aldo, Gap, Brookstone, Express, Hollister, J.C. Penny , Victoria's Secret and more. They also have a movie theatre if there is a decent flick to catch.There are a variety of food...

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  • Westfield Shopping Center

    The Westfield Shopping Center is conveniently located off of I-95 at exit 39 (B). You'll find well over 190 shops many Ferni and I enjoy shopping in like Best Buy, Body Shop, Brookstone, Express, Gap, Gymbore and Macy's. You'll also find a host of other specialty or Department stores and a nice selection of typical mall stores. Along with all the...

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  • Connecticut Post 14 Cinema De Lux

    The Connecticut Post 14 Cinema is located inside the Westfield Shopping Center directly up the escalator from the food court. Its a really nice movie theatre showing all the recent relases and some in digital 3-D. Ferni and I like that stadium seating and the fact that at any given time if there is a big release, you can rest assured that it'll be...

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  • Audubon Society Coastal Center

    Connecticut Audubon Society manages this open space marshland in cooperation with the New Haven Bird Club, on behalf of its owners, the State of Connecticut. A boardwalk protects the dune and beach habitat that faces Long Island Sound. The inland site of the preserve is adjacent to an 840-acre unditched salt marsh.The building houses displays,...

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  • Smiles Arcade and more!

    Arcade games, water rides, batting cages, pool tables, video games and something called Laser TAG. Not much stuff that I like to do with my $$, but someplace to go and be active if this is what you like.Smile Entertainment CenterFrom their web site:We've got the fun for every day and night, all year long. Come enjoy Connecticut's largest Video Game...

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  • Visit the Mayor at City Hall

    Milford is the small town... well hereWelcome to Milford, "A Small City with a Big Heart!" Seventeen miles of Long Island Sound coastline funnel into our harbor that wends its way to meet the Wepawaug River in the heart of town. The sixth oldest town in Connecticut, 50,000 residents are proud to boast of a meticulously maintained "town green", the...

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  • Milford Beaches

    Milford has more shoreline than any other town in CT. Not all of it is accesible to the publicI stole this from the link below, but corrected/updated a few thingsBEACHES: Walnut Beach(Devon section), Gulf Beach(near the Harbor entrance off Gulf St), Anchor or Crescent Beaches, Middle Beach.(all in Woodmont, search for Hawley Ave.) Here's a beach...

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Milford Hotels

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Milford Restaurants

  • Good Drinks & Bar Food

    The Black Bear is a nice bar/restaurant right in the Westfield Shopping Center in Milford (there are other locations in Stamford, Norwalk, White Plains that we have visited). We are often in Milford visiting friends, cathching a movie or passing through on a roadtrip and the Black Bear is a nice place to grab a snack, meal, dessert or just a drink....

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  • Incredibly Good Pancakes

    Chips is hands down our favorite place to have a good pancake meal at any time of the day (they serve brekfast all day long). The restaurant is located right on Boston Post Road so it is an easy on off of I-95 to stop for a tasty meal;especially on one of our many roadtrips.The menu here has a large selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner items...

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  • Good Local Pub

    The Orange Ale House is a bar/restaurant located on the busy shopping strip of Route 1. It is a small place located in a strip mall next to Game Stop. A friend of ours who lives locally recommended the place to us as a good pub grub spot; so we decided to try it out when we were in the area.The place is small yet has plenty of seats at the bar as...

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  • Delicious Indian Cuisine

    I simply adore Indian food; I could eat it every day. Coromandel is one of those restaurants that if you didn’t know about it you’d probably pass it by since it’s tucked in the back corner of a strip mall. The restaurant itself is a nice size with two large seating areas as well as a bar area. The décor is lively with a bright palette of colors on...

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  • Delicious Indian Food

    My wife and I are huge fans of Indian food and often find ourselves in Milford shopping, visiting friends or just passing through. Coromandel is a wonderful Indian restuarnt that we very much enjoy for their delicious food and attentive service.Locate in a strip mall on Route 1; it can be easy to miss this place. It's tucked away in a corner of the...

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  • Stopping in for some lunch

    Bertucci's is a great place to grab a good meal whether for lunch or dinner. There are quite a few locations and it's a chain restuarant along the lines of Cheescake Factory, Chilli's, etc., and the likes. Bertuccis specializes in Italian dishes, namely brick oven pizza. The restaurant is quite large with a separate bar area. The menu is quite...

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  • All Bears are not created equal!

    Ferni and I have frequented the Black Bear Saloon in Norwalk many times and during our shopping jaunts here in Milford decided to check this location out. While quite large with plenty of tvs, tables and a nice bar, we found that the location in Norwalk to be consistently better with service, food and crowd. We used this location a few times while...

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  • Good food and drinks too!

    Ferni and I enjoy coming here. We like their friendly atmosphere, wide selection of drinks and beers and their food is quite good too!! We usually find ourselves here on either a Friday or Saturday night (although we have been here during a Saturday as well as Sunday afternoon), and although it can get crowded, we never feel like its too much. Our...

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  • Breakfast with the Bogy's(CLOSED)

    Equinox is my favorite diner in this area. The diner itself is relatively new. Inside is quite colorful with tables and booths is bright blues, yellows and greens. This diner draws a crowd but we haven't waited more than five minutes to be seated. The menu consists of the basic diner items along with some specialties. The food here is quite good...

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Milford Nightlife

  • Grabbing a few drinks after a movie

    Ferni and I have come here quite a few times, most recently to watch a football game but even after catching a movie which the theatre is located in the same shopping center as bar. The bar/restaurant is is a great place for us to grab a few drinks or even something to eat after a movie, after some shopping or to watch a sports event. We like to...

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  • Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

    SBC is a bar/restuarant in the downtown Milford area. We often find ourselves in Milford shopping, visiting friends or passing through on a roadtrip. If we are staying in the area as we often do this is a nice place to grab a drink, snack or even dessert.I have a fondness for their chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches. They are incredibly...

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  • Our Favorite pub in Milford

    This is our favorite pub here in Milford. Ferni jokes that if we lived in this town, we would be here every single weekend, that is how much we enjoy our time here. The bar maids are great, Stacey, Maureen, "ditzy" and Rena are all great. The place has a nice layout, with a nice size dinning area with plenty of tables and booths (some by large...

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Milford Transportation

  • Connecticut Transit Bus Line

    Bus line connections to/from New Haven along the West Haven shore to downtown Milford.J7 - Kimberly Ave Line for schedule infoRecent fair: $1.25Web site link below has lots of transport links and phone numbers

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  • Walking

    If you are in the down town area, it is quite easy to walk around, but Milford is a small town and most of the stuff you'd do will require you to drive. Ferni and I like walking around the down town area near the Milford Landing, its a nice little area to walk in.

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  • Metro North

    There is a Metro North Station here in Milford although I will be honest I have never personally taken it to Milford. The train leaves Grand Central Station and takes about 1.5 hours to reach the station stop here in Milford. I have included the link to the Metro North for anyone looking to get here from NYC

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Milford Shopping

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  • Sporting Goods

    Dick's is a sporting goods store located in the Westfield Mall. They carry everything from clothing to large exercise equipment and sporting goods. My wife and I decided to start a gym at home instead of having to drive to the gym for some exercise. Dick's has a large selection of excercise equipment and we were able to find exactly what we wanted...

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  • Women's Shoes & Accesories

    Baker's carries affordable women's shoes and often are of the trendy variety. My wife doesn't like to spend a fortune on trendy shoes that will be out of style by next season so she visits Baker's for affordable trendy styles. They carry a variety of shoes and accessories.

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  • Travelers Shirts for Me..........

    Jos. A. Bank is a men's clothing store that carries business and casula attire. This where i like to get my work shirts; in particular their "Traveler's Shirts". Their Traveler's shirts are wrinkle free; button down shirts and come in a variety of fabrics, colors and cuff styles. I also find these shirts useful when taking a cruise since their are...

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Milford Warnings and Dangers

  • Don't get stuck on Charles Island!

    See Charles Island and Silver Sands SPAug 18 2005Firefighters rescued three girls caught in the fast-running tide between Charles Island and the beach Wednesday, in what has become a summer routine for a Fire Dept familiar with potentially dangerous incidents off Silver Sands SP. The three teenagers, who were not identified, were not injured, said...

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  • Milford Police Station

    Not really for this catagory, but if you need them why not know where they are!! 430 Boston Post RoadAnyone wishing to contact the Police Department can do so at the following phone numbers: Headquarters / Patrol Division (24 hr/day) (203) 878-6551 Records Room & License Bureau (203) 874-4615 Crime Prevention Unit (203) 874-2366 Criminal...

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Milford What to Pack

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    by cjg1 Written Dec 31, 2009

    Luggage and bags: Most of our overnight stays in Milford our single nights stays to earn hotel points. If we are roadtripping North we choose to stay further afield than Milford. A simple overnight bag or small rollaboard will suffice.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Depending on the weather: cool clothing for summer months and warm clothing for chilly months. An umbrella is always a must as well as a warm jacket in Spring and FAll; it can get chilly at night.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: My usual bag of shampoo, contacts, lotion, hair gel, deodorant, tooth paste, tooth brush and hair brush.

    Photo Equipment: My digital camera

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Milford Favorites

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    by ariesm44 Written Aug 5, 2005

    Favorite thing: The New Haven Advocate has been around a long time. Loads of listing for arts, events, Best of stuff - voted on my readers, clubs, music, concerts, etc.

    If you are coming to the area, check it out:

    http://www.newhavenadvocate.com/gbase/Cover/index

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