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Fall Foliage Driving Tours: Connecticut

Scenic Fall Drives in Connecticut

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Fall Foliage Driving in Connecticut's Litchfield County

Connecticut's Litchfield County is a scenic place for a fall drive.

© 2001 Kim Knox Beckius
Updated February 11, 2014
See Also: Connecticut Fall Foliage Guide

You'll love driving Connecticut's tree-lined highways and winding country roads. Here are some of the best fall foliage driving tour routes in Connecticut:

Wind and Wine Your Way Through Connecticut
Autumn is the perfect time to explore the Connecticut Wine Trail.

Connecticut Fall Foliage and Scenic Drives
Visit Connecticut offers these suggested routes to explore this autumn in the Litchfield, Mystic, Hartford and Waterbury areas of the state.

Connecticut River Loop
This driving tour, complete with a map, is centered around the scenic and historic Connecticut River. Fall is the perfect season for a drive through classic Connecticut river towns including Essex, Deep River and Haddam.

Connecticut State Route 169
Designated a National Scenic Byway, Connecticut's Route 169 is a historic roadway that will take you to museums, craft and herb shops, and past an estimated total of 189 structures which date before 1855. Oh, and there'll be pretty leaves, too! Scenic Byways has all of the information you'll need before you hit the road.

Litchfield County Driving Tours
The Western CT Visitors Bureau offers several suggested driving tours that are perfect for fall. Find tours geared to antique hunters, countryside seekers, photographers and history buffs.

Mashantucket to Brooklyn
If you want to combine leaf peeping with gambling at North America's largest casino resort this fall, you're in luck! This driving tour begins in Mashantucket, Connecticut: home of Foxwoods Resort Casino. You'll meander northward on a picturesque tour of Connecticut vineyards, lakes and fall landscapes.

The Merritt Parkway
The Merritt Parkway, Connecticut Route 15, winds through Fairfield County, and while it's a prime commuters' route Monday through Friday, it provides incredible scenic driving on the weekends. It has been designated a National Scenic Byway, and Scenic Byways has all of the information you'll need to map out your trip.

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