Connecticut July 14, 2016
Take This Road To Nowhere In Connecticut To Get Away From It All
Sometimes you just feel like driving. So next time you hop on the road, consider taking a trip down this scenic route in Connecticut. Perfect for some aimless driving, you won’t be burdened by traffic or excessive stops. Instead you’ll be treated to the foliage and architecture that the state of Connecticut is known for. So grab your keys!
Route 169 is one of only two national scenic byways in Connecticut.
It begins in Norwich and runs approximately 38 miles before crossing over into Massachusetts. Since it's in the Northeast corner of the state, you can bet it's beautiful!
Driving this road is like jumping in to a time machine.
The homes and buildings you pass along the way are largely from centuries past. Colonial and Victorian details remind you that Connecticut is one of the oldest states in the country after all.
You'll be enveloped by trees as you cruise down the quiet roads.
While this is beautiful all year round, the fall foliage will leave you drooling. The lack of city will relax you as the shade of trees make you feel safe. And sometimes it's just nice to be reminded of how wonderful mother nature really is.
Feel free to make a pit stop if you want to explore the history even further.
The Prudence Crandall Museum is along the route, so history buffs don't have to be limited to watching history from the car. You can also get up close and personal with it! You'll also have plenty of chances to stop for a picnic or shop.
You'll also get a peek at the Quiet Corner's rural life.
You may see a couple farm animals as you pass gorgeous old barns and wide open plains of some of the less populated towns. Sometimes it's hard to believe you're still in Connecticut!
The landscape silhouetted against the sky is absolutely breathless.
So I recommend taking this drive in the afternoon so you can return to this view. After a day of cruising around, this is certainly the cherry on top!
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more scenic drives here, or dare to travel down this haunted street at night!