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 travel further east along the shoreline to the towns of Branford, Guilford and Madison.

Stay tuned as we share more about each of our towns over the coming weeks!
Here's a bonus for the foodies!
Branford's Harrison House
Branford was first settled in mid-1644 as part of the New Haven Colony and officially renamed in 1653 after the Town of Brentford, England. The 20th century has brought some changes to Branford, but much of its historical heritage remains in the form of old buildings and well-preserved villages.

Those who visit Branford can take in a seasonal cruise (or private charter) to our majestic archipelago of islands called the Thimble Islands. Branford’s Center is home to several shops, restaurants and coffee houses that line the Main Street along with the historic Town Green being at the center.

Branford is proud of its history, quality of life and economic vitality. Visit today!
Henry Whitfield State Museum
Founded in 1639. Guilford has a small, historic, charming atmosphere which is highlighted by its rustic character and individuality. Unique characteristics include the Town Green with tree lined abutting streets that boast the third largest collection of historical homes in New England, dwellings from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Enjoy the numerous boutique shops, antique markets and art galleries that also surround the Green as well as the historical museums that display Guilford’s heritage.
The Scranton Library
Originally a portion of Guilford, Madison was first settled about 1650 on land bought from the Nehantic and Mohegan Indians in 1641. The Town of Madison, named for President James Madison, was incorporated in 1826.

Today, Madison shines with New England charm. Downtown is highlighted by a traditional town green and a centrally located shopping district featuring locally owned retail shops.

The town also offers a host of outdoor activities. Madison is home to Hammonasset Beach State Park, Connecticut’s largest shoreline state park, with over 2 miles of shoreline. Visitors can also enjoy over 20 trails that range from a leisurely stroll to challenging treks.
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.