Imagine miles of pristine beaches and friendly, fun coastal towns. See yourself taking a tax-free shopping spree at Delaware beach boutiques and Tanger Outlets only a 25 minute drive to Rt 1 Rehoboth, then stepping out for an evening of cutting-edge culinary adventure, followed by a quiet walk along the surf. Envision a land adorned with grand mansions and lush gardens, inviting us all to share the regal charm of Delaware’s “Chateau Country.” Take time to pamper yourself with a spa weekend, or a quiet escape into Delaware’s wildlife refuges, alive with birds and beauty. In Delaware, so many paths are yours to explore – for a day, for a weekend, or any time at all.
Events & Things to do
Events in Milford include a diverse amount of activities year round. Community parades, bug and bud festival, Eat in the street, Holiday Stroll, Riverwalk freedom festival, and Memorial Day flags for Heroes. It is a small town sure to keep you busy all year planning for the next event to happen. These events keep the community close together and that makes it easier to make new friends for life.
Milford is the kind of town that seems to reveal surprises around every corner. Art galleries are tucked into shops along picturesque Walnut Street, and the Downtown Riverwalk beckons walkers and cyclists to take a stroll along the water after lunch at a delicious downtown restaurant like Abbott’s Grill. A craft beer sampling at Mispillion Brewing Company is a must-try activity, and nature lovers won’t want to miss the two nearby gems – Abbott’s Mill and DuPont Nature Centers.
Milford is only minutes away from beautiful Slaughter Beach a great tourist attraction peaceful and clean. It’s like having a private beach to yourself without all the crowding of vacationers. There are many great outdoor activities that can be done locally from surf fishing to freshwater bass fishing the best of both worlds. There are also many great golf courses for a nice day out on the green. While enjoying the beautiful scenery and the smell of the ocean air.
Food & Entertainment
Dining in Milford has many great options from Georgia House, Abbott’s Grill, Westside Restaurant, Mama Maria’s and Grotto’s pizza and many more family owned restaurants to break you away from your local chain restaurants to fresh caught seafood and locally picked produce.
A little background History about Milford
The Kent County side of Milford was first settled in 1680 by Henry Bowan on what was known as the Saw Mill Range. A century later the Reverend Sydenham Thorne built a dam across the Mispillion River to generate power for his gristmill and sawmill. Around the same time, Joseph Oliver laid out the first city streets and plots nearby on a part of his plantation. Soon a number of homes and businesses appeared along Front Street. The city was incorporated February 5, 1807.