Home to the internationally-renowned Yale University, New Haven is a cosmopolitan city of 130,000 located on the northern shore of Long Island Sound. Known as the “Cultural Capital of Connecticut”, the city is brimming with art, theater, music and educational treasures that include the Yale Rep and Long Wharf Theatre, the Yale School of Music Concert Series and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. The city also offers an exciting, eclectic array of shopping and fine dining opportunities. New Haven is just 8 miles from Branford and 12 miles from Stony Creek.
A thriving, modern community of 28,000, Branford is known for its 20 miles of sparkling shoreline. Branford was founded in 1644 and boasts 6 historic districts listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. These unique districts feature extraordinary examples of Federal, Arts & Crafts and Queen Anne architectural styles. Branford offers numerous parks, trails and recreational opportunities, and is served by a dozen marinas.
Stony Creek is a picturesque New England coastal village known for its proximity to the historic and scenic Thimble Island archipelago. A longtime vacation retreat, Stony Creek is located on a harbor in Long Island Sound, in the southeastern portion of Branford. The town features historic Victorian architecture, as well as the Stony Creek Museum. The Stony Creek Dock provides a ferry service and is home to local tour boats.