Learn more about Killingworth Connecticut and all its local attractions.

Welcome to Killingworth, Connecticut

History and Geography

Killingworth is a small town located in Connecticut's Middlesex County. As of the 2015 U.S. Census, the population is estimated to be around 6,455. The town was named after Kenilworth, which is located in England; in honor of one of the earliest settlers to arrive, Edward Griswold. Killingworth has an area of approximately 36 square miles with a population per square mile estimated to be around 184.7 according to the U.S 2010 Census. There are three rivers that run through the town; the Hammonasset, Indian and Menuketesuck River, all which empty into the Long Island Sound.

Killingworth Connecticut

Town Services and Local Government

All of the Killingworth's town offices are located at 323 Route 81. The Town legislative body is governed by the laws of the Town Charter and State Statues. Below are the services provided and links to their best contact.

Haddam-Killingworth High School


Students that attend school in Killingworth are part of the Regional School District #17, which serves Haddam, Higganum and Killingworth. This district maintains all five public schools. There are currently three elementary schools (K-4), one middle school (5-8), and one high school (9-12). Killingworth hosts two of the schools: Killingworth Elementary School and Haddam-Killingworth Middle School. The schools sports teams are known as the 'Cougars'.

Things To Do

Chatfield Hollow State Park

Chatfield Hollow offers lots of great activities for you and your family. Hike the many trails that lead to Indian caves and scenic views, or plan a lunch at one of the many picnic sites fully equipped with charcoal grills and benches. There is a large pond for swimming and streams for fishing. Chatfield Hollow is a designated Trout Park, so it is constantly stocked with Trout during the fishing season.

Park Fees

There is a $9 park fee for residents on weekends and holidays, $15 for non-residents. Weekdays there is a $6 fee for residents and $10 for non-residents. Camping rates run at $17/night to Connecticut residents and $27/night for non-CT residents. There are also rustic cabinets that are available for rent running at $50/night for CT residents and $60/night for non-CT residents.


  • From Route 9: take Exit 9. Follow Route 81 south to Route 80 west and watch for park entrance signs on right.
  • From I-95: take Exit 63. Follow Route 81 north to Route 80 west and watch for park entrance signs on right.

Parmelee Farms

Made up of 132 acres, Parmelee Farms offers many great attractions and things to do. Here you are welcome to enjoy the fields, hike or make use of the event pavilion. Parmelee Farms also hosts many great concerts, local farm markets and historical tours throughout the seasons.

Park Fees

There are no fees to attend Parmele Farms unless you plan on hosting an event. To inquire about rates and venue details please visit their website.

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Directions and Hours

  • Located just south of Route 148/Route81 intersection. The entrance of the park is located just North of the Haddam-Killingworth Middle School.
  • Parmelee Farms is open daily from dawn to dusk for general admission. Longer hours may be available for certain events and may be gated. Permission is required for groups or private events.
Chatfield Hollow State Park

Local Dining

The Cooking Company

The Cooking Company

One of two locations, The Cooking Company is a cozy, well established food market and bakery that prepares the freshest foods everyday. Catering is available as well as daily specials, box lunches, entrees, gift baskets and desserts.

La Foresta Restaurant

La Foresta Restaurant

La Foresta is a fairly new Tuscan-style farmhouse style restaurant that features an extensive wine list paired with a hearty Northern Italian classic menu. The perfect location for family gatherings, business events, special occasions or a romantic evening.

Copper Skillet Family Restaurant

The Copper Skillet

The Copper Skillet of Killingworth has been around for over 20 years and offers American, Italian and Greek cuisine at reasonable prices. They are a great family restaurant that are open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

June's Outback Pub

June's Outback Pub

Home of the locally famous, 'Liberty Burger', June's Outback Pub offers a traditional American pub menu with lots of great daily events. Come here to spectate live local music, paint night specials, and some of the best cheeseburgers around.

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