Milford, Michigan

 

milford michigan street sceneMilford is a place where they have figured it out. After my first visit I started asking people if they knew about this small village. Nearly every time I mention Milford to someone who has been there, the response is the same. "Yeah, Milford is a beautiful town". The downtown district reflects dedication to an idea. After just a short time there it is obvious that some real planning was involved. They have kept it local and unique. Downtown Milford is as walkable as it gets, and you will want to pause and enjoy the walk. You won't find any chain stores or franchises here. There are dozens of shops, galleries and dining establishments and nearly every one of them is locally owned. There are so many unexpected surprises that you wonder what else is just around the corner.

The community has successfully combined quiet residential neighborhoods, a walkable downtown and close in nature areas, into a wonderful getaway destination. The historic architecture has been renovated in an Old World style. With old fashion lighting, lots of trees, planters and unique shops, the word charming comes to mind. The entire downtown area, while on the National Register of Historic Places, is surrounded by lakes, rivers and parks.

As this page is updated into a full section in support of a chapter in the book “Best Kept Secrets”, several additional categories of information will be added. These may include details on shopping, dining options and history. There will be information on the outdoor recreation opportunities and some of the festivals in town.

The “Best Kept Secrets” project for Milford is sponsored by the Red Maple Retreat B&B with support from co-sponsors Acorn Farm Kitchenware & Homegoods and Heavner Nature Connection Canoe & Kayak Rental.

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