Silver sands state park is a public recreation area located on long island sound in the city of milford, connecticut. The boardwalk connector that runs from the silver sands state park parking lot to the main boardwalk along the beach, is being closed indefinitely during the public health emergency. Any inquiries regarding the status of your application for this parks positions must be made directly to the individual park, joseph. At silver sands state park, a long wooden boardwalk across the marshland provides a picturesque stroll from the parking lot to the sandy beach. Milford, ct senator gayle slossberg, d milford, today announced the bipartisan senate passage of senate bill 605, which would halt the controversial buildout of silver sands beach state park. The present master plan seeks to return the site to its historic past of interior tidal wetlands separated from the sound by sand dunes. Dj livewire added a new photo at silver sands beach. Milford connecticut history a cthumanities project. Boardwalk connector silver sands state park closed due to. We also have our pizza truck for your pizza parties. Silver sands state park closed due to bacteria in water.
Groups of people gather sunday at beaches in milford, including silver sands state park, which was closed to new visitors by the afternoon when the parking lot reached capacity. Deep said the the water will be retested with results. Just three days after a fire destroyed the new buildings under construction, silver sands state park in milford is reopening friday. Top 20 best silver sands state park, milford vacation. Milford the department of energy and environmental protection said silver sands state park is closed after testing positive for bacteria. Silver sands state park to reopen in milford following fire. Tuesday morning, news 8 was at silver sands state park in. Internet, air conditioning, tv, satellite or cable, parking, no smoking, accessible, heater bedrooms. Mar 19, 2020 devon walnut beach, milford, ct, usa silver sands state park, charles island, peabody museum, yale university, fairfield university, sacred heart university, quinnipiac, arena at harbor yard all within 15 miles. Silver sands state park and give the precise time of sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset. Silver sands state park beachwalnut, milford, ct, us part.
Whether you love to surf, dive, go fishing or simply enjoy walking on beautiful ocean beaches, tide table chart will show you the tide predictions for milford. Silver sands state park in milford, connecticut features beach, dunes, restored salt marsh, trails, boardwalks and opportunities for birdwatching. Port milford and gulf beach are also within 3 mi 5 km. Jun 11, 2017 silver sands state park is located at 1 silver sands parkway, milford, connecticut 06460. Silver sands pizza offers delivery, takeout, dinein, catering and online food ordering services. Silver sands state park silver sands beach in connecticut. Silver sands state park in milford silver sands state. Near the intersection of nettleton ave and silver sands state park service rdneighborhoods. You access the beach via a wooden bridge leading to the boardwalk that runs the length of the beach with spectacular views of the water and the wild life.
Silver sands state park to reopen friday after fire news. Silver sands state park milford 2020 all you need to. The city of milford, located in new haven county, is in the southernmost part of the state on the long island sound. For additional things to see and do, consider a visit to port milford or silver sands. Enjoy a spirited, lanternlit ghost walk through downtown milford, conn. Dogfriendly parks silver sands state park in milford. Apartments for rent near silver sands state park in. Wtnh its time now to take you back on the beach and show you one of the most popular spots along the shoreline. The state park acquisition of silver sands, ultimately involving over 300 parcels, began after hurricane diane destroyed 75 homes in 1955. Youll find silver sands state park, in milford, which is located in the southwest part of connecticut. It was created by reclaiming an old landfill and sewage treatment plant. Silver sands park rd milford, ct 06460 united states.
There is a regularly used winter roost for longeared owls in the vicinity. Early vision of the park was to create a hammonasset type sand beach backed by parking lots on filled wetlands. Dec 19, 2019 1 nettleton ave, milford, ct 06460 cross streets. This frightening good 1mile tour is appropriate for all ages. Click left right to see the tide chart of the next day or play an animation of moon phase and tide changes to get a quick overview. The silver sands state park is a local gem and worth a visit to see the wildlife habitat and gorgeous beaches. Milford fire department milford, ct silver sands state park will reopen on friday, which is two days after a major fire destroyed. The land, purchased by english settlers in 1639, originally included what would become the towns of orange and west haven. Fire at silver sands state park in connecticut destroys. In 1960 silver sands was designated as a state park. People visiting the park will have access to the beach and deep. Book your tickets online for silver sands state park, milford. Silver sands state park, milford city balance roadtrippers.
Zillow has 8 homes for sale in milford ct matching silver sands state park. Silver sands state park milford all you need to know. Peter marteka visits charles island at silver sands state park in milford. The silver sands state park is a local gem and worth a visit to see the wildlife habitat and. The 10 closest hotels to silver sands state park, milford. Boardwalk connector silver sands state park closed due to coronavirus.
Silver sands state park milford real estate milford ct. Apartments for rent near silver sands state park in milford. Three new buildings that housed a concession standdining area. Hotels near silver sands state park, milford on tripadvisor. It is a nice place to visit and spread your blanket for some sun and its very scenic. Milford, conn a pretty new england city thats just big. Boardwalk, located near silver sands state park, connecticut is a 1. More socialdistancing measures announced in milford milford, ct. The beaches in silver sands state park hug the shores of the long island sound, just like rocky neck state park and penfield beach. Silver sands state park milford 2020 what to know before.
The entire first floor apartment is available for you and your guests 2 brs, 1ba, sleeps up to 6 adults or a family of up to 6. Happy birthday pepa we love you to the moon and back. Welcome to silver sands pizza now with two locations. Silver sands pizza milford dessert, greek, pizza, salads, soup, wraps. The city of milford, needing help to renovate the battered beach, asked the park commission for help with the nearly overwhelming task. See a beautiful sunrise at silver sands state park in. Milford opens beaches, recreational areas for residents only, with restrictions. Silver sands beach milford, connecticut beach facebook. The upland habitats of the state park provide stopover habitat for landbirds. To further assist with social distancing efforts at silver sands, access to the. Silver sands state park milford, connecticut beach.
Silver sands state park is the most unique beach in connecticut. Silver sands beach milford ct torrington, connecticut. This picture below is a great view of charles island at high tide, and it cant be reached. The silver sands state park project was controversial. As far as the kids were concerned, we might just as well have been at cape cod they didnt seem to notice the difference. Jul 18, 2010 you will find full description on the web site. Deep had previously refused the towns request to establish an exclusive parking area only for town residents, and so the town asked for the areas in question to be taken from. Silver sands state park is located at 1 silver sands parkway, milford, connecticut 06460. Walking is a pleasure along 3 miles of wide and well crafted boardwalk. Boardwalk connector silver sands state park closed. Experience the areas university life and shopping, and make time for local attractions like westfield connecticut post mall and silver sands state park.
By 1822, orange separated and what remained of milford was a successful shipbuilding, oystering and farming community, as well as a popular beach resort. Silver sands state park in milford silver sands state park. Milford fire crews and officials were dispatched to the silver sands state park at 10. The park was established following the 1955 hurricane that destroyed many local homes. Silver sands state park dogfriendly parks silver sands parkway milford, connecticut 6460 2037354311 get map or directions this park has an island that holds a mystery. The department of energy and environmental protection is closing the connector between the silver sands state park parking lot and the main boardwalk in milford because of. Silver sands state park silver sands park way milford, ct. Some 250 thousand people visit silver sands state park in. Milford, ct wfsb a fire destroyed a controversial construction project at silver sands state park in milford on tuesday evening, according to authorities. Visitors to this beach can enjoy saltwater fishing. The state park consists of 297 acres 120 ha of beach, dunes, restored salt marsh, open areas and woods as well as the 14acre 5.
To sign up for milford breaking news alerts and more, click here. Controversial silver sands state park project becoming a. The park offers swimming, picnicking, trails, boardwalks, and opportunities for birdwatching. View the silver sands state park trail map view our milford favorite walks brochure view regional trails on scrcog. According to joseph leary 2005, extensive cleanup work has turned silver sands into one of the states prettiest beaches, and the area wildlife is coming back. Across a tombolo in long island sound to the mysterious charles.
Bridgeport hospital milford campus is a notforprofit acutecare general medical, surgical community, and wound care hospital located in milford, connecticut. Our first location is on 415 boston post road in milford, ct and our second location is now open on 994 n colony road in wallingford, ct. There, reddish rocks and sheets of seashells sit along the shoreline. State of connecticut silver sands and charles island, city of milford walnut beach. Choose from more than 308 properties, ideal house rentals for families, groups and couples. Heres a beach picture of silver sands state park located in milford, ct. Silver sands state park milford 2020 all you need to know. Along the silver sands, theres plenty of room to stretch out a blanket and relax with a picnic lunch or a good book. The sun wasnt out, but beaming state and city officials provided a glow of their own at the formal dedication monday of the nearly milelong boardwalk linking silver sands state park to walnut beach. Detailed forecast tide charts and tables with past and future low and high tide times. Silver sand state park to reopen friday after fire.
Silver sands state park parking lot and the main boardwalk in milford because of the covid19 pandemic. Explore silver sands state park, restaurants and dining. Nine months after fire destroyed a muchanticipated addition to milfords silver sands state park, construction crews are back at work to replace. Milford it may be winter, but some state officials spent part of monday at the beach. Miles of natural beach are preserved for free public use in milford at silver sands state park. Silver sands state park is the most unique beach in. Park signage will direct visitors to alternate trails to access the beach. The beach has bird nesting areas and an extensive marsh area. Visit silver sands state park on your trip to milford or. The pail from the carol burnett show full sketch duration. Milford bids to convert part of silver sands state park.
May 29, 2019 the 297acre silver sands state park has a broad beach, hiking trails and recreational facilities. Silver sands boasts a 200foot boardwalk that makes for an easy stroll along walnut beach. Ct 06103 travel planning assistance uscanada 888ctvisit 2884748 emailus. Bridgeport hospital milford campus is situated 1 mile north of silver sands state park. Milford, ct wfsb one of connecticuts shoreline state parks will look a whole lot different by the time the next beach day comes around. Milford connecticut is a beautiful place with lots of nice beaches. The department of energy and environmental protection is closing the connector between the silver sands state park parking lot and the main boardwalk in milford because of the covid19 pandemic. Rent a whole home for your next weekend or holiday. Silver sands state park beach closed milford, ct patch. Fate of controversial silver sands park project decided. Despite a light rain, people were strolling along the boardwalk at silver sands state park two days after fire destroyed a large part of an. Visit silver sands state park in new haven expedia. If the tides are right you can also walk out to charles island the thrice cursed island and home to many legends and artifacts of connecticut history. Mar 09, 2018 deep, bureau of outdoor recreation, state parks division, lifeguard program, silver sands state park, milford, ct, has current multiple opportunities for lifeguards.
Silver sands state park makes a very respectable standin for the bay side of cape cod, with long stretches of flat mudsand beach and shallow tidal pools. The carol burnett show official recommended for you. Offering seemingly endless opportunities for exploring and general adventure, silver sands state park features long stretches of beaches, sand dunes, salt marshes, and woods. May 14, 2017 the pail from the carol burnett show full sketch duration. That was the year hurricane diane swept across connecticut and destroyed an estimated 75 homes along the beach in milford. Silver sands state park is one of the most regularly used wintering areas in connecticut for such winter raptors as roughlegged hawk, and snowy and shorteared owls. Located in the heart of milford, this vacation home is within a 15minute walk of silver sands, silver sands state park, and walnut beach. Boardwalk to connect silver sands and walnut beach in. Popular attractions silver sands and silver sands state park are located nearby.459 175 1577 242 1378 70 78 1107 959 1625 1310 147 1070 910 971 439 1097 1293 1247 258 1550 893 322 1435 895 354 1497 1297 223