Durham / Middlefield, CT Street Map
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The Town of Durham is a rural community of approximately 7,388 residents, located about halfway between Hartford and New Haven. We are conveniently situated with easy access to Interstate highway routes 91, 84, 95 and State highway routes 9 and 691. Durham is primarily residential, with a few remaining farms and a small business park.
Our three churches are conveniently located on Main Street, along with our municipal buildings and our wonderful library. Our school system and transfer station are regionalized with our neighboring community of Middlefield.
Town government is conducted by an elected three-member Board of Selectmen, with the position of First Selectman being full time. The legislative body of our municipality is the Town Meeting. Regular meetings of the Board of Selectmen are the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall.
Visit town website: http://www.townofdurhamct.org
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 13.3 square miles (34 km2), of which, 12.7 square miles (33 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it (4.65%) is water.
The west side of Middlefield is flanked by the Metacomet Ridge, a mountainous trap rock ridgeline that stretches from Long Island Sound to nearly the Vermont border. Notable mountains of the Metacomet Ridge in Middlefield include Higby Mountain and Besek Mountain. The 50 mile Mattabesett Trail traverses the ridge. The Nature Conservancy manages the summit and ledges of Higby Mountain.
Middlefield offers many seasonal activities.Residents can also go ice-skating on one of the many ponds located at the edge of Peckham Park. In the summer Peckham Park has little league baseball games going on almost everyday of the week. The smaller kids can play on the jungle gym or play basketball andsoccer. Some other summer activities could be golfing on one of the two local golf courses or go to the beach located on Lake Beseck just off of Route 147. Residents can also enjoy picking fruit at Lyman Orchards.
Visit town website: http://www.middlefieldct.org