Located just 30 minutes north of Nashua, NH, Milford is best known for a range of community events including its “Pumpkin Festival”, held in early October. Milford is ideally situated in the Souhegan Valley, surrounded by residential and commercial areas, and comprising the majority of retail and manufacturing activity in the area. Milford shares characteristics of many New England riverside towns, including old mills and a history of granite quarries.
See What Makes Milford, NH Such an Amazing Place to Call Home!
The Milford Great Pumpkin Festival attracts over 35,000 people to Milford every fall. There's something for everyone to enjoy, from some of the state's largest pumpkins, live music, delicious food, and crafting activities for children. The Wadleigh Memorial Library, which originally opened its doors in 1868, hosts numerous monthly activities as well as the Acoustic Cafe. The Acoustic Cafe is a program that showcases regional acoustic musicians and is open to the public. It is held the 3rd Saturday From October until April.
Mile Away Restaurant
The Mile Away was built in 1746, and the restaurant is located in the barn which was built 1812. They serve up American and European cuisine in a barn setting. Both dining rooms have working fireplaces. Their unique menu offers four-course meals at reasonable prices. Mile Away also hosts events.
The River House Cafe
This breakfast and lunch spot serves up "wholesome comfort food" and innovative creations. They focus on providing diners with locally sourced products whenever possible. Their friendly staff and cozy atmosphere make this the perfect place for weekend brunch, a breakfast date, or weekday lunch meetings.
Milford is located in the Souhegan Valley and offers numerous hiking trails throughout the town. Milford is also home to the Milford Fish Hatchery. The Fish Hatchery was created in 1973 and covers 162 acres (10.5 acres are the hatchery operation) between North River Road and the Souhegan River. There is a healthy mix of wooded areas, bushes and shrubs that line waterways, as well as open fields.
Milford children attend SAU 40 schools. The High School, Milford High School and Applied Technology Center, provides students with hands-on experience in programs such as biotechnology, pre-engineering, and culinary arts among others.