Milford is home to three districts listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Mispillion River, which runs through this maritime village, was the main highway for transportation to cities as far away as Philadelphia.
Two trails, the Mispillion Greenway Walking Trail and the Historic Loop, connect residents and visitors with Milford’s parks, natural areas, historic sites, cultural centers and open spaces. The Milford Riverwalk may not rival the size of Wilmington’s Riverwalk, but it is every bit its equal in beauty.
That quality of life is enhanced by an active parks and recreation department that organizes an annual Halloween party for kids, the Riverwalk Freedom Festival after each Labor Day, and busy soccer and field hockey leagues for kids. Public parks like Bicentennial and Marvel offer recreational more opportunities. The Delaware Nature Society manages nearby Abbott’s Mill Nature Center.
Milford is a magnet for out-of-state retirees because of its proximity to the Delaware beaches, but with lower housing costs.