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Take a drive on historic Connecticut Route 169
Consider everything you know about New Englandspectacular autumn color, historic buildings, charming citiesand you will have an idea of what you will find on Connecticut Route 169. This 32-mile stretch of road begins at the CT/MA border in North Woodstock and ends at Interstate 395 in Lisbon, passing colonial homesteads, churches, stone walls, meeting houses and private schools, as it connects classic New England towns. Here, maple trees change color next to Most Holy Trinity church in Pomfret.
Getting There: Depends on where you're coming from, but the trip along Route 169 will take about an hour without stops, or you can make a daytrip out of it to visit some of the sights along the way. Go to www.byways.org/explore/byways/2451 for more information about the sights along this historic section of northeastern Connecticut.
October 18, 2012