A Lifestyle Travel Guide to Milford, Connecticut

Today’s blog post is very near and dear to my heart. I have been planning this travel guide for you for awhile now and have finally  put it all together one lovely little blog post on the internet! So without further ado….Today, I am introducing you to my hometown of Milford, Connecticut!

My husband, Cameron and I moved here in 2017 from Central California for a job opportunity. We bought a two- hundred year old farm house (that we had never seen in real life until the day we pulled up to the driveway with out moving truck) and moved our life and two furry pups across the country to the quaint and charming town of Milford, Connecticut. Milford is a sweet blend of historic small town meets new modern day amenities. We have the most beautiful historic downtown which I will show you more of in the below guide but also have modern amenities like a Trader Joes, Whole Foods, and Costco just five minutes away. We love that we can ride our bikes from our home to the beach or to grab a bite to eat in downtown on a Friday night.

24 Hours in Milford, CT:

9am: Start at Duck Pond in Historic Downtown Milford and walk to “The Corner Restaurant” for breakfast. Be sure and try the stuffed french toast – it’s unreal!

10:30am: Walk around downtown and meander through the cute shops! Make your way down to the town green and stop for a photo op at the cutest Gazebo. At this point you are right by Scratch Baking Co, so head on over for some tea and bakery items ( I love the raspberry and corn muffins!).

1:00pm: Head over to the Milford Landing Marina and grab an ice cream at Scoopy Doo’s and watch the boats go by. While you are there take a walk over Hotchkiss Bridge.

2:00pm: Next up is the beach! Head on over to Gulf Beach nearby and spend some time along the shoreline relaxing! Want more excitement? We love kayaking to Charles Island which you will see from the shoreline! Another wonderful option is sailing along Long Island Sound – YES, PLEASE.

5:30pm: At this point you may be getting hungry and want to grab a bite to eat. I suggest heading back into downtown and trying one of the many restaurants Milford has to offer – don’t forget happy hour! 🙂

7:00pm: At this point you are fed and happy and it’s time to watch some local theater! Head on over to The Milford Arts Center and BYOB wine and cheeses with your pals!

9:00pm: Still up for some fun?! Now walk on over to Stonebridge Restaurant or Eli’s Tavern for a fun lively night scene!

11:30pm: Time to catch your train home or hit the hay. Hope you had a great day in this sweet coastal New England town!

I hope you enjoyed looking through this guide and images of this sweet town! There are so many places I feel like I could still list but I guess the best thing about a travel guide is it serves as sounding board for you to start from and then find more things along the way! Now it’s your turn – please let me know in the comments section what other great places you like to shop, dine and play in Milford, Connecticut!

*Also, a huge shout out to my neighbor and friend Natalie of The New England Foodie for restaurant recs! Go check her out on Instagram!!

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  1. Natalie

    August 26th, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    I am in love with this guide. Gorgeous pictures, Mindy!!!

  2. Mindy Briar

    August 26th, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Thank you so much, Natalie!!

  3. Marie

    August 26th, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Under “fun facts”: Home of Simon Lake who invented the first submarine—which you pass when you walk from Scoopie Do’s to the Hotchkiss bridge

  4. Mindy Briar

    August 26th, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    That’s amazing and I didn’t know this!! Thank you for sharing this, Marie!

  5. Helena Woods

    August 26th, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    so in love with this travel guide – thank you so so much Mindy for posting this! I’m visiting in October to scope out the ‘hood and it is so beautiful and charming from your pictures! Kayaking to the island sounds so amazing! Pinning some of these graphics to my things-to-do in Connecticut pinterest board! Thanks again <3 🙂 – Helena

  6. Mindy Briar

    September 5th, 2019 at 2:30 am

    That’s so awesome and I can’t wait to meet you one of these days, Helena! Love watching your adventures in France! Thanks for pinning!:)

  7. Sandra Carmena

    August 27th, 2019 at 1:00 am

    During low tide the sound separates and a sandbar appears. This amazing sight is found at Silver Sands State Park . It’s the a very amazing place, take the walk to Charles Island.- just keep alert to the time you have to employ before the tide rises.

  8. Mindy Briar

    September 5th, 2019 at 2:29 am

    Love this! Thank you for this, Sandra!

  9. Nell Moll

    August 27th, 2019 at 1:54 am

    Love your take on our beautiful town…

  10. Mindy Briar

    September 5th, 2019 at 2:29 am

    Thank you so much, Nell! Proud to live here!

  11. Maria

    August 27th, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    This is perfect!!! Thanks for sharing. Your pictures are great! Moved here in 84 and have never regretted it!!!!

  12. Mindy Briar

    September 5th, 2019 at 2:29 am

    That’s wonderful!! Thank you so much for reading!!

  13. Colleen

    September 12th, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    Awesome, Mindy! —- and I love that I spy our house in a couple of these!! When are you popping in??!! 😊 xo

  14. Mindy Briar

    September 12th, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    Thanks, Colleen! Ahh, really?! Okay, I really need to go see you guys! I love following you online!

  15. Cheryl

    September 12th, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    Hi.! I’m the new Director of Sales at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Milford and just love your take on this beautiful town! I feel so lucky to work here and would love to refer our guests to your lovely page!

  16. Mindy Briar

    September 12th, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Hi Cheryl!
    I’m so glad that you enjoyed the read – that means so much! It is an amazing town to be a part of. Absolutely, I would love for more tourists to read it so they can get an idea about our town! If you need anything else my email is info@mindybriar.com. Thank you!

  17. Cheryl

    September 12th, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Hi.! I’m the new Director of Sales at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Milford and just love your take on this beautiful town! I feel so lucky to work here and would love to refer our guests to your lovely page!

  18. Arthur Stowe

    September 14th, 2019 at 1:55 am

    Mindy –

    You have written a beautiful love story to our town and illustrated it with pictures that perfectly capture the mood of Milford. Thank you for sharing this.

  19. Mindy Briar

    October 1st, 2019 at 3:40 am

    Thank you so much, Arthur! That means so much!

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I'm a born and raised California girl who loves the sunshine, ocean air and modern vibes. I have a degree in Interior Design (aka: a million Art classes taken in college) and have a true passion for Art in all forms. As a travel obsessed gal who recently moved across the country with her hubby and two pups, I've been having a blast photographing people, places and things that move me and have a unique story to share. My hubby, Cameron, is my second shooter on my team and we would love to meet you and document your big day! I am Connecticut based but love any and every excuse to travel! I can't wait to meet you and hear your story!

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