Connecticut Enjoys Beautiful Fall Drives, Rides

Fall is certainly in the air.  Here in Connecticut we are fortunate enough to host of some of the best fall shows the nation has to offer.  Some of the more popular fall driving routes include:

  • Connecticut State Route 169- This National Scenic Byway is a historic roadway that boasts amazing fall foliage and many other attractions. Though the fall colors are worth the drive alone, museums, craft and herb shops can be found all along this beautiful, winding road.
  • Litchfield County- This county is well known among antique enthusiasts from across the nation. However, the Litchfield Hills Visitors Bureau suggests taking any number of beautiful fall driving tours within the county.
  • The Merritt Parkway- Also known as Connecticut State Route 15, this gorgeous drive is popular for its breathtaking fall foliage. The drive will take sightseers through Fairfield county. Merritt Parkway as been designated as a National Scenic Byway.

We hope that the information provided here will help you plan a beautiful driving weekend this fall.  However, please be careful  as you take your fall drive, as there are some added risks to driving this time of year.  Leaves, combined with automobile oil and rain water can make the roadways very slippery, easily causing you to lose control and become involved in an accident.  In addition, fallen leaves can drift into potholes, making them impossible to see and avoid.   Enjoy your drive Connecticut!  Just be careful and remember to keep your eyes on the road.


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