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Located at the crossroad of Connecticut, is home to Westfield Mall and offer numerous recreational opportunities including Hubbard Park, Quinnipiac River Linear Trail, and Hunter Golf Course.

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Located at the crossroads of Connecticut, approximately two hours between New York and Boston and 20 minutes from Hartford and New Haven. Meriden is home to the Westfield shopping mall which includes 150 shops and restaurants. Meriden's historic downtown will soon be a stop on the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield commuter rail line and home to a new rail station and park. The town offers numerous recreational opportunities including Hubbard Park, the Meriden Green, Quinnipiac River Linear Trail, Hunter Golf Course and annual events including the annual Daffodil Festival and the Meriden Farmer's Market.

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Facts about Meriden

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1806.

Named from:

  • Named in a deed (1664), from "Meriden Farms," Dorking, Surrey, England.

County:

  • New Haven County.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • Charles Parker (1809-1902), first mayor and industrialist.
  • Rose Ponselle (1897-1918), opera singer making her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1918.
  • Connie Mack (1862-1956), major league baseball player and manager.

Top Five Attractions:

  • Hubbard Park.
  • Hunter Golf Course.
  • Augusta Curtis Cultural Center.
  • Quinnipiac River Gorge Linea Trail.
  • Wesfield Mall.

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • Daffadil Festival, late-April.
  • Black Heritage Festival, mid-June.
  • Puerto Rican Cultural Festival, mid-August.
  • Festival of Silver Lights, December.

Quality of the town/city:

  • Located at the crossroads of Connecticut, approximately two hours between New York and Boston and 20 minutes from Hartford and New Haven. Meriden is home to the Westfield shopping mall which includes 150 shops and restaurants. Meriden's historic downtown will soon be a stop on the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield commuter rail line and home to a new rail station and park. The town offers numerous recreational opportunities including Hubbard Park, Quinnipiac River Linear Trail, Hunter Golf Course and annual events including the annual Daffodil Festival, ice skating and farmer's market.

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