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4.67 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.67
4 Reviews

Northern CT Appalachian Mountains Ride

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Nov 01, 2007

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amberchick1785
October 23, 2017
What an incredible ride. We came from RI so had…
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dslondon1
March 31, 2017
Great run. Took me 8 hrs from Bridgeport back to…
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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.

Drive Enjoyment

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.

Tourism Opportunities

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 .

Motorcycle Road Additional info

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amberchick1785
October 23, 2017
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What an incredible ride. We came from RI so had to take rt 6 west out to the start of this ride, about 70 miles to get to the start. Gorgeous lookouts, beautiful scenery, and great restaurants along the way. Stopped in Canaan at Roma Pizzaria, you can't miss it. It is BYOB, and there is a liquor store off to the right about a minute away where they sell single beers to go with your pizza. Roma is highly recommended, especially their garlic knots. After filling our bellies we carried on through rolling farmlands. We will definitely travel to do this road again, if you are from Connecticut you need to experience this trip. 5 stars all the way with tons of small shops,antique stores, and quaint restaurants along the way.
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dslondon1
March 31, 2017
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
Great run. Took me 8 hrs from Bridgeport back to Bridgeport.
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06_kingpin
May 19, 2014
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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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