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Connecticut's Most Scenic and Roads and Byways


Connecticut State Route 169

This 32-mile, 25-town historic route traverses one of the last unspoiled areas in the northeastern US, with rustic farmlands, forests, farmsteads, open spaces, and historic structures and features.

Start and Endpoint: Route runs north/south from the Connecticut-Massachusetts state line to Lisbon, Connecticut.

For further information, contact: Quinebaug-Shetucket Heritage Corridor Inc.

Merritt Parkway

The 37-mile parkway was developed and designed with styles representative of American tastes of the 1930's with the idea of integrating the traveled way, roadside, and adjoining landscape together into a natural setting. It is one of the only roads listed on the National Register of Historic Places and includes a number of places along the way related to nature preservation, including the Audubon Center in Greenwich, with 15 miles of hiking trails and more than 500 acres of woodlands and meadows, and the 63-acre Bartlett Arboretum in North Stamford.

Start and Endpoint: Includes the portion of SR 15 from the New York state line north to the Sikorsky Bridge, which crosses the Housatonic River, at the Stratford-Milford town line.

For further information, contact: Merritt Parkway Conservancy

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