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1   in Connecticut Connecticut102 Miles

By KerriOber
on November 1, 2007

4.5out of 5

3 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Start at the intersection of RT 202 and 20, just outside Granby CT.

Head West on RT 20. Take 20 into to Winsted, where you need to switch to RT 44 still heading west. Take this up through Canaan, CT. There's a bunch of restaurants in town, if you are getting hungry.

Stay on 44 to Lakeville, get on 41 South, and in Sharon Switch to 4 South, which takes you into Cornwall Bridge. This brings you through some towns where there are tons of places to eat, shop, or stay.

From Cornwall Bridge, take 7 South along the Appalachian Trail again, to New Milford. At New Milford, turn onto 45 North, back up to Cornwall Bridge. From there, get on Route 7 North to Canaan CT, where the trip ends.

Scenery

This ride brings you along the North West border of CT, across top of the Appalachian trail, and then along it, as you travel South. The route is a long loop, and you could turn it into a nice weekend trip, especially if you have to travel a bit to get out there.

Road Quality

Most of this route is along designated scenic Routes. Some roads are really twisty, and steep. Along a few sections, the roads aren't in the best shape, but the scenery makes up for it.

Roadside Amenities

A solid 5 as there are several museums, state parks, towns and places to stay on this route. Inns and B&Bs abound along Route 7, especially. Route 7 is really famous for its antique shops too.

Note: If you look to make a weekend out of this trip, be advised that RT 7 is a popular destination, and you should book rooms in advance; especially in the Fall. Lakeville, Salisbury, and Cornwall all have tons of B&B's to stay at: Look on tripadvisor.com for ratings, etc .

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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By 06_kingpin
on May 18, 2014 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Victory Kingpin

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Real nice ride.Although I did not stop in any of the towns I passed through (I was alone) they were all nice.Bikes everywhere.will make sure I do some sight seeing next time through.Well worth the trip.

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By dslondon1
on March 31, 2017 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

5.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Harley Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

Great run. Took me 8 hrs from Bridgeport back to Bridgeport.

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By Guest
on October 9, 2010 0 out of 3 members found this review useful.

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Taking this road tomorrow, in reverse from southern CT, will post pics and comments tomorrow.

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