One of the main attractions and sights to see if you are visiting Branford, or even if you live here and looking for something interesting about your city, are the Thimble Islands just off Stony Creek Harbor. These tiny islands that stretch down the sound date back to prehistoric times and the pink granite rock that makes up their base is a beautiful sight to see as the sun sets behind you. It is an ideal destination for boating, birding, and exploring, and the townspeople know it. With more than 30 islands hovering off the coast, there is enough to go around.
Branford’s biggest festival every year happens on Father’s Day and gets the whole town involved in the festivities and games for an entire weekend. The Branford Festival is held annually in the historic downtown area of the city and includes carnival rides, live music from local bands, food stalls from nearby restaurants, arts and crafts, classic car cruise, and a 5-mile road race for the more active types. It is a great way to get out and celebrate with your friends and neighbors, and enjoy all that this great little seaside town has to offer.
Shore Line Trolley Mu
Back in the old days, getting around by trolley was commonplace. Everyone rode them, from the financial elite to the penniless paupers. They were a staple of transportation in Branford and much of the East Coast, and an iconic part of our history. These days, you hardly see them, unless you are in San Francisco, but there is still a place you can go to eye some vintage cars and learn more about the history of this unique mode of transportation. The Shore Line Trolley Museum has hands on displays of more than 100 trolleys, guided tours, and even a ride along.