Connecticut Scenic Drives

Connecticut scenic drives unveil one of the wealthiest and most historic states in the nation. You'll see a New England countryside that will entice you to explore early American history, visit historic homes, and play in the numerous parks and recreational areas.

The links at the bottom of this page will take you to articles about two outstanding Connecticut scenic drives. Included are photos, highlights, and detailed maps.


It's easy to be in a hurry in this part of the world, with major metropolitan areas located so close. But travelers agree that taking these two Connecticut scenic drives -- Connecticut State Route 169 and Merritt Parkway -- are rewarding experiences.

Here's a preview of what you'll find in our articles about Connecticut scenic drives:

Connecticut State Route 169

Churches dating back to the early 1800s mingle with grand early homes on this route from Norwich to Woodstock. Stops along the way such as the Connecticut Audubon Center offer pleasant diversions to visitors.

Merritt Parkway

Drive over bridges and past amazing landscapes on an alternate route from Connecticut to New York City on one of the only roads listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


For more useful travel information about Connecticut and beyond, see:

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