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Route 146 Scenic Drive

Route 146, Branford, CT
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Branford
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Description: This 12-mile scenic drive encompasses salt marshes, forest and seascape.
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Clinton, Connecticut
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70 reviews 70 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Delightful drive after our early dinner at the Dockside,never knew they had such beautiful waterfront homes along this drive.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

From other reviews we were looking forward to a scenic route. It wasn't scenic, just an OK back road.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Growing up in the area whenever I come home I always take this road. In the summer there is a great road side farm market

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connecticut
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103 reviews 103 reviews
41 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Living along the Connecticut shoreline is a wonderful thing. Growing up my father would pile us into the Volkswagon bus and take us for long drives. I say pile us as there were 15 children, but our Sunday drives there were only about eight of us in the bus. We would drive to surrounding states, far away towns, anywhere my... More

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Branford, Connecticut
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

146 is a nice short drive if you live around here. I don't think it is one of those drive the I would take a lone trip just to drive it. If you happen to be around Branford take the drive it is nice.

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Branford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Unless you get car sick/motion sickness, Route 146 is the "smart ride" to take if you have time and are looking for pleasant leisure ride. Route 146 is definitely the best kept secret & most scenic route along the coastline connecting Branford & Guilford. Although the route is very winding, there are still lots of great views of the shoreline,... More

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Branford, Connecticut
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The best may be the two trailheads along this drive and one farm market.When local veggies are in season I cannot wait to get there.The bounty includes local eggs and flowers too!The trails are excellent for walking or a bicycle.I believe it is called Timberland and cannot recall the other.

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Northbridge, Massachusetts
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98 reviews 98 reviews
26 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Not sure why this is an attraction. Quiet, local road with some nice homes, a few scenic vistas, etc. Very confusing around Branford Center in that the road is sort of U-shaped to go down by the water, but also marked to go across the top of the U. One intersection literally showed the road going three ways (without any... More

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Branford, Connecticut, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

very nice ride through the lower part of the shore line water views and marsh land are nice to see with some of the native water birds

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Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Agree with prior reviews. Route 1 definitely has all the "action," but this is a lovely quiet way to see the surrounding land. You won't regret taking time out to make this drive.

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