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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Apr 14, 1998
May 23, 2010
Absolutely awesome country - Great roads . Kent…
July 20, 2008
This is no doubt a great ride, but route 7 can…
Written DirectionsThere are many different roads you could take and cover the same area but the route I describe below is my favorite and will take you along some great sites. Once you do this route you'll want to go back again and explore some of the side roads, particulararly along the various lakes and rivers in the area. Start your route in Litchfield CT. From Litchfield, head west on US 202 which will take you through Bantam and New Preston. When you get to New Preston you'll want to turn right (north) on to SR 45 (also known as E. Shore Rd ... after only about 2 miles the road will change names to Lake Rd). After about 4 miles SR 45 will merge with 341 and take you into Warren. Now you want to split left off of SR 45 and take 341 west about 6 miles till it takes you to the town of Kent. When you get to Kent you'll run into US 7 and want to take a right (go north) on 7. Stay on 7 about 24 miles as it winds along the Housatonic River all the way up through Falls Village and to the town of Canaan. Now you want to get on US 44 heading east (right) for the last five miles of the route and take this straight into the last town of Norfolk. Enjoy your ride!!!
SceneryOn this trip you will pass through the beautiful Litchfield Hills area of Connecticut. You will see many well preserved historical towns as well as outstanding New England scenery. Portions of this trip were including in the Reader's Digest guide to the Most Scenic Drives in America.
Rolling hills, peaceful lakes and streams, waterfalls and quaint towns make this route a strong 4 star scenery rating.