The City of Stamford is proud to call itself "The City that Works!" Stamford Harbor works hard to attract and keep companies and corporations that sustain its dynamic local economy. Stamford Harbor is a multi-faceted city with both urban and suburban elements and a gleaming corporate downtown area. Parks and beaches line the Stamford Harbor shoreline.
Stamford Harbor enjoys a humid subtropical climate that is moderated by Long Island Sound. Heaviest rain occurs in May. During the winter, snow falls in the northern areas of the city, while downtown and the coastal areas get rain. Temperatures range from a warm and humid average high of 29°C (85°) in July to an average low of -7°C (19°F) in January.
Visitors to Stamford Harbor will want to see the Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens, a 36-hectare living museum of natural habitats ranging from woodlands to wetlands, meadows, and formal gardens. The arboretum features ten easy-to-high trails and boardwalk paths. The Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens strives to create and interpret a collection of rare plants from around the world and to educate the public about horticulture and the environment.
The Stamford Museum and Nature Center is a working farm with live animals and many activities designed for children. It also has an observatory, a museum, and many events. Dedicated to the interpretation and preservation of art, natural and agricultural sciences, and history, the Museum is an important community cultural and educational resource and a focal point for family fun. Exhibits, educational programs, and special events continue throughout the ear to inspire creativity, foster self-discovery, and nurture a love of learning for all ages. Visitors can enjoy a picnic on the Meadow, walk more than 32 hectares of nature trails, or visit the Hecksher Farm to say hello to the animals.