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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.