Quiet residential areas and an impressive waterfront make Guilford an ideal spot for home living and outdoor activity.
This Long Island Sound shoreline town borders Madison, North Branford and Durham and offers beautiful costal views. Guilford was first settled in 1639 by Europeans after being purchased from the Native American leader Wequash. It's a small charming town with a lot of history. The town boasts one of the largest collection of historical homes in New England located around the tree-lined Town Green. There are numerous boutique shops, art galleries and restaurants. Popular destinations include the historical Hyland House, Thomas Griswold House and the Falkner Island Lighthouse. Outdoor recreational spots include Jacob';s Beach, Quonnipaug Lake and Totoket Mountain. Guilford is also home to the Audubon Salt Meadow Sanctuary, which has 200 acres of tidal wetlands, and the Grass Islands.