The village of Milford was laid out by John Biddis in 1796. He named the streets after his children and family, and the lanes after his favorite fruits and berries. The Harrington House driveway is actually part of Raspberry Lane.
Milford Borough was Incorporated on December 25, 1874. Prior to that, Milford was part of Milford Township. Back then, settlers and Native Americans who lived here enjoyed the blessings of rich forests, beautiful lakes, and the fresh waters of the Delaware River and the streams that feed into it. We invite you to do the same.
Milford is considered the Home of the American Conservation Movement and no visit to Milford is complete without visiting Grey Towers, the home of the French Huguenot family, the Pinchots, who came here in the early 1800’s, and whose descendants are still active in Milford. Gifford Pinchot was the first Chief of the Forestry Service under President Teddy Roosevelt.
Milford is host to many festivals and activities throughout the year including the Milford Music Festival in the summer, the Black Bear Film Festival in the fall and the Winter Lights Festival in January.
But what people really want to know on arriving is where to eat? There are lots of restaurants, many within walking distance. Some of our favorites include Bar Louis at the Hotel Fauchere, and the Waterwheel Cafe. These are all great for a nice dinner. I would also recommend The Fork at Twin Lakes, or Peters Europa House. These last two are 10 to 15 minutes away and require reservations but definitely worth it.
A complete listing of Milford businesses, services and calendar of events can be found at www.milfordpa.us.
See you soon!