Some of the Most Scenic Towns in Connecticut
It's a fact that Connecticut is one of the more expensive states to call home, but it's also one of the most gorgeous states when it comes to scenic beauty.
Because the following Connecticut towns excel in the scenery department, they also make for the perfect road trip whether by car or motorcycle.
Kent is a photo destination for many New Englanders because of Kent Falls and Macedonia State Parks. The quaint little town of 2,500 features boutiques, the legendary Fife N' Drum Restaurant, and shopping at Backcountry Outfitters, and J.J. Grogans. The drive on Rt.7 from Kent to Cornwall is a must!
If you continue north on Rt. 7 from Kent for 12.5 miles and then bear to your right onto Rt.4 East, you'll run into Cornwall, CT located on the east bank of the Housatonic River and is famously known for the Cornwall Bridge, which by the way, has its own post office.
Mystic isn't a recognized municipality because it lies within the town of Groton and Stonington. Mystic Seaport is the nation's leading maritime museum which draws tourists from all over the world. If you're on a day trip, make sure to treat yourself to lunch or dinner at the Capt Daniel Packer Inne Restaurant and Pub.
The town of Washington encompasses the villages of New Preston, Marbledale, Washington Depot, and Woodville. This is another area of Connecticut that's a must for a car or motorcycle trip. From New Milford, travel north on Rt.202 to Rt.45, turn left into New Preston and take a spin around the scenic Lake Waramaug, stop into the Hopkins Vineyard for a bite and a quick glass of wine.
Just the drive through Kent and Cornwall and into Sharon is incredibly picturesque. Sharon is located in the northwest corner of the state and is the home for the TriArts Sharon Playhouse and Lime Rock Park. Prime conditions for a road trip to northwest Connecticut is during the most colorful time of the year from October 9 -16.