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Address: Route 146, Branford, CT
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This 12-mile scenic drive encompasses salt marshes, forest and seascape.

This 12-mile scenic drive encompasses salt marshes, forest and seascape.

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A nice ride

A charming scenic road along the Branford-Guilford coastline. Interesting terrain and scenic vistas make this ride enjoyable and a treat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Charles_Schuchert
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Killingworth, Connecticut
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Killingworth, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A charming scenic road along the Branford-Guilford coastline. Interesting terrain and scenic vistas make this ride enjoyable and a treat.

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Thank Charles_Schuchert
Branford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very scenic with lots of water views and curves to enjoy. There are a couple of farms, and some cute little towns off the beaten path. In one area old established restaurants on shoreline and brewery.

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Thank laurenbr00ks
Southport, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cute homes along the way, sweet foodies. Don't miss Buds' Clam Deli............spicy crab.......eat with a fork with crackers, on the road! Great fish there to take home. And of course you drive along the Long Island Sound.

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Thank Whatszat
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27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This is a pleasant and easy drive with old New England atmosphere. Plenty of antiquing and placed to stop to eat.

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Thank Jeffrey L
connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

When my life is stressful and I need some time to myself, you will find me on route 146! A peaceful, beautiful ride along the shoreline of Branford and Guilford. Views of the marsh, beautiful homes and old farms. A few glimpses along the way of the sound. Quiet and not much traffic. In the summer you will see people... More 

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Thank bdaniele
New Haven, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

This is such a pleasant jaunt, whether by car or bike. (If on a bike, though, keep alert; the road can be narrow at places, and not everyone drives at a snail's pace.) A really nice way to see a bit of the Connecticut shoreline from Branford to Guilford. Anyone traveling to those towns on 95 would miss the whole... More 

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Thank lisa2lisa
Guilford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

You need to be in fairly good shape, but bike the scenic route of 146. I always did until my bikes needed repair. Go by swamps, old houses, you can bike up to the Ocean. A few big hills.

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Thank Ellen C
Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This scenic route along the CT shoreline is definitely one of the most beautiful and unspoiled byways in New England! Views of marshlands,inlets, woods and lovely old Houses roll by as you drive along with very little traffic. If you can do it by bicycle it's even better,

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Thank jolene M
Branford, Connecticut
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27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

This is a wonderful shoreline drive. The area is simply beautiful and safe. Drive slowly because everyone else may be viewing the scenery not the traffic. Be looking for people on bicycles.

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Thank Squawbrook
North Branford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

I've just recently started cycling Rt. 146 from Guilford to Stony Creek. It's a rolling, relatively easy 10 mile stretch - a great out and back if you park at The Green in Guilford or Lenny's in Branford. Generally little traffic; many nice vistas to take in. If you want a nice lunch after your ride, stop at The Marketplace... More 

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