What's Haddam, Connecticut like?
Haddam is a historical residential town of just under 8,500 people. Located along the Connecticut River, it is known for its natural beauty, and is home to numerous state parks and forests. For some, it is a second home destination, given its idyllic setting and small town character. Haddam contains the five villages of Hidden Lake, Higganum, Shailerville, Tylerville and Haddam Neck.
As with many towns in the region, Yale University and Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven are major employers for those who travel to work. The housing stock varies, and includes very rural homes and those in clusters along state roads.
Haddam, CT Schools & Education
Ninety-eight percent of public high school seniors in Regional School District 17 graduated in four years in 2019. The district includes two elementary schools - Burr Elementary School in Higganum and Killingworth Elementary School in nearby Killingworth. Haddam-Killingworth Middle and Intermediate Schools are located in Killingworth and Haddam-Killingworth High School is located in Higganum. Both private and parochial schools are within driving distance.
The Commute Getting Around
Routes 81 and 9 pass through town and provide easy access to both the I-91 and I-95 corridors into New Haven and Hartford. Middletown is only 15 minutes away.
Map of Haddam, CT
Haddam, Connecticut Things to Do
Haddam is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. The Cockaponset State Forest is equestrian friendly and offers a full range of winter and summer outdoor activities. Hiking trails and camping are available in Haddam Island State Park, Eagle Landing State Park, Haddam Meadows State Park and Miller Pond State Park. Be sure to visit the Thankful Arnold House Museum, take a Connecticut River Cruise and ride the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat.