The Oldest Road In America, The Kings Highway, Passes Right Through Connecticut
By Lisa Sammons|Published November 22, 2023
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We spend so much time in our cars nowadays that it can feel like roads are a uniquely modern invention. We have so many scenic roads in Connecticut that are perfect for a long drive on a pretty day. The American highway system as we know it may only be just under 70 years old, but roads have existed in some form since the dawn of civilization. The Lake Moeris Quarry Road in Egypt was built around 2500 BC. It’s the oldest road in the world that still has much of its original pavement. We don’t have any roads quite that old in New England, but we are home to the oldest highway in America in Connecticut: the King’s Highway.
Did you know that the oldest road in America is right here in the Nutmeg State? Share your favorite scenic drives in Connecticut in the comments!
Whether you’re traveling a colonial post road or a modern-day interstate, it’s important to fuel up – and we don’t just mean your vehicle! Check out our great Road Trip Snacks guide to keep you from getting too hungry along the road.
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