Greetings from Greater New Haven
Getting to Know Greater New Haven
Greater New Haven is comprised of fifteen towns, from Milford to Meriden to Madison and each town has its own personality.

With eight towns located on Long Island Sound, we've got beaches galore. If you decide to visit, please contact the town as coronavirus guidelines may impact availability. This week we are showcasing Milford, West Haven and East Haven.

Stay tuned as we share more about each of our towns over the coming weeks!
Silver Sands Beach State Park
Situated on Long Island Sound, you’ll find numerous beaches, a bustling harbor, coastal marshes, and a varied and beautiful coast. Milford is brimming with character from nearly 400 years of history. With a strong Colonial heritage, well preserved neighborhoods harken to the past.

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. Numerous restaurants and bars, unique shopping, frequent events, the historic Milford Green, Milford Harbor, and the convenient Metro North rail station are just some of the unique features of this beautiful, walkable downtown.

Milford is home to Silver Sands Beach State Park, one of the region's two waterfront state parks.
West Haven
Welcome to West Haven, Connecticut’s youngest city! Settlement of the area of New Haven known as "West Farms" began about 1648. The separate parish that was organized In 1715 Included the areas now called Orange and West Haven. In 1882 they became the town of Orange. The borough of West Haven was created In 1873.Not until 1921was the town of West Haven Incorporated and in 1961 made a city.

Whether you are coming here to live, work or play, West Haven has something for everyone. Discover the beauty of our shoreline, the culinary delights of our restaurants, and the charm of our downtown.
East Haven
Originally known as Iron Works Village, East Haven was incorporated in 1785. Located along Long Island Sound, beach living is one of the many assets the town has on offer. The town green hosts a lively summer concert series with visitors and locals alike enjoying music on Sunday afternoons.

The town’s Shoreline Trolley Museum offers a living history of the trolley route between New Haven and Branford from 1907-1947. In 1947, the museum immediately assumed operation of the line, making this the oldest continuously operating suburban trolley line in the United States and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The museum is open Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning August 1st by reservation only please. Book your visit online and remember, face coverings and social distancing helps keep us all safe!
Travel Advisory
Effective 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, anyone traveling into Connecticut, New York, or New Jersey from a state that has a new daily positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average are directed to self-quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state. Click here for a list of impacted states.

Travelers will now be required to complete a form upon entry into Connecticut stating their name, date of birth, state of origin, estimated length of stay and location while in Connecticut, as well as contact information. The form is required to be submitted to DPH and can be completed online by visiting
This newsletter is produced in collaboration with the South Central Regional Council of Governments.