Milton is located near major highways including route 128, interstate 95, and interstate 93. It is also a short taxi ride from Logan International Airport in Boston. The town has three gas stations, two of which are located near the highway exits.
The Ashmont-Mattapan Trolley line runs between Mattapan Square and Ashmont station with four stops in Milton.
There are four buses that run through Milton: the 215 (Quincy Center-Ashmont), the 245 (Mattapan Square to Quincy Center), the 240, and the 217
- The Powder House (on the south side of Canton Avenue and across the street from the Unitarian-Universalist Church, near the Milton Public Library). Built in 1811, the famous powder house stands the original powder house that was used to house gun powder and guns during the war.
- The Wharf (Wharf St East of Adams Ave.). Milton was trade town due to its location near water. The wharf is now home to a restaurant, apartments, and the Milton Yacht Club. The wharf is next to another historic area of Milton known as Lower Mills.
- Walter Baker Chocolate Factory (multi-story brick buildings that stand on either side of the Neponset River where Adams St., Washington St., and Dorchester Ave. meet at a traffic light.). The old chocolate factory has been renovated into upscale housing complexes, and is located in the heart of “Lower Mills.”
Get on the Mattapan trolley, head to Ashmont and go downtown. Quick and easy.
- Cunningham Park. Established in 1904, it is one of the largest public parks in Milton. The town's public pool opens in early June and closes in late August. Pool passes and swimming lessons are offered throughout the summer season at the price of $100 per family and $2 per pass. The park also includes a community meeting hall known as Cunningham Hall. The park is home to all types of activities. Cunningham Hall also includes a bowling alley in the lower level that is open during the winter, spring, and fall seasons. During the winter months, the brook located behind the pool is filled with water that freezes over for public skating. The park is home to baseball fields, tennis court, and basketball court, where town sporting events occur. The park also has a playground for children of different ages.
- 1 The Blue Hills Reservation. A great place for a hike, picnic, or ski trip during the winter months. Take a hike up to the castle structure known as the Blue Hills Observatory. The Trailside Museum and Nature Center offers programs to adults and children including summer camps. This is a place to learn about local wildlife and to explore. Houghton’s Pond offers a swimming area, picnic sites, playground, snack bar, and fields for local sporting events. Recreational activities include fishing, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, skiing, softball, and swimming. The pond is 24 acres and 42 feet deep. The Massachuseck Indians fished and hunted here until the Houghton family farmed the land. During the summer months, lifeguards are on duty at the swimming area.
- Turners Pond. Located behind one of the major elementary schools, Glover Elementary, the pond welcomes fishers. A cleared path surrounds the pond for visitors to explore.
- Ulin Memorial Ice Skating Rink. For free public skating from Thanksgiving through the winter months, stop here and enjoy skating or a hockey game. The rink includes skate rental, a full snack bar, and can be rented out for private parties. The rink is home to the Curry College Colonels and the Milton High School Wildcats.
- East Milton Square. The square is located on the east side of Milton with easy access to Interstate 93. The square includes the Fruit Center Market place, shopping, salons, post office, library, a restaurant, fast food restaurants, banks, coffee shops, fitness centers, and medical offices.
- Gift Garden, Fruit Center Marketplace, 10 Bassett St #10 (in East Milton). M Tu 10AM–5PM; W-F 10AM–7PM; Sa 10AM–6PM; Su 11AM–5PM. Offers unique handmade gifts. The products of designer Vera Bradley are also sold here. Prices are moderate to high, depending on the merchandise.
- Tedeschi’s, 98 Houston Ave. in East Milton and 590 Randolph Ave. in West Milton. until 11PM. A convenience store.
- Milton Food Mart, 133 Brook Rd at Thacher Street, West Milton, ☎ . A convenience store, a deli and offers fresh fruit. Sandwiches are available at the deli.
- Mr. Chans, 534 Adams St, ☎ . Su-Th 11:30AM–9:30PM; F-Sa 11:30AM–10:30PM. Dine-in, take-out be delivery. Chinese fast food menu. It offers a contemporary atmosphere with mid-range prices. Mr. Chans is the town's only Chinese fast food restaurant.
- Milton House of Pizza, 537 Adams St, ☎ . Su-W 11AM-9PM; Th-Sa 11AM-10PM. Pizza, subs, appetizers and sides from chicken wings to onion rings. Prices are mid-range and delivery is not available.
- Abbey Park, 550 Adams St, East Milton Square, ☎ . M-Sa 11:30AM–10PM; Su 11AM–9PM. The style is contemporary and the menu offers American cuisine for lunch or dinner. Prices are mid-high ranged. The restaurant offers a full bar.
- 88 Wharf, 88 Wharf St, near Lower Mills of Milton, ☎ . Daily 5PM-11PM. In the lower level of the new housing complex. 88 Wharf offers social hour, brunch, dinner and a full bar.
- Newcomb Farms Family Restaurant, 1139 Randolph Ave, ☎ . M-Th 7AM–3:30PM; F-Su 7AM–8PM. Famous for its breakfast. The restaurant offers a lunch and dinner menu, only available Friday through Saturday. Prices are low-mid ranged.
- Ichiro Sushi, 538 Adams St A, East Milton Square, ☎ . Tu-Th 11:30AM–9PM; F-Sa 11:30AM–10PM; Su 12:30–10PM. A reasonably priced sushi menu. Dine in or take out, the restaurant does not offer delivery services.
Two restaurants in Milton offer a full bar, Abey Park and 88 Wharf. There are no other bars in Milton. There are two main liquor stores located in East Milton and West Milton. A wine specialty store is also located in West Milton.
There are no hotels in Milton.
|Routes through Milton|
|Manchester ← Boston ←||N S||→ Quincy → Canton|
|Lawrence ← Boston ←||N S||→ Randolph → Wareham|
|END ←||N S||→ Canton → Fall River|
|END ← Mattapan ←||SW NE||→ Dorchester → Transfer to Red Line|