Away from it all, Highways and Byways
Away from it all
The state boasts several themed trails that are well worth following.
The Connecticut Art Trail, a self-guided driving trail,
links 14 museums offering some of the finest American Impressionist art.
A Trail of Connecticut Craft Centers takes you to some of America’s most
impressive artists: the Brookfield Craft Center in Brookfield; the Creative Arts
Workshop in New Haven; the Farmington Valley Arts Center in Avon; the Guilford Handcraft
Center in Guilford, and The Wesleyan Potters in Middletown.
The Connecticut Wine Trail covers 16 vineyards;
split into two sections, the trails each take a day. And if you like hunting for antiques, go to www.chs.org.
Highways & Byways
A delightful drive follows Route 169 in eastern Connecticut’s Mystic Country.
Running south/north, parallel to the state border, and only 32 miles long,
you could drive it in an hour, but there are tempting stops all along the way with 25 historic towns (many founded in the 17th century),
all with Colonial homes, classic churches and dry stone walls.
Look for Lisbon, Canterbury, Brooklyn, Pomfret and Woodstock.