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the road less traveled

very scenic with lots of water views and curves to enjoy. There are a couple of farms, and some... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2016
laurenbr00ks
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Branford, Connecticut
Pretty and windey

Cute homes along the way, sweet foodies. Don't miss Buds' Clam Deli............spicy... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2016
Whatszat
,
Southport, Connecticut
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This 12-mile scenic drive encompasses salt marshes, forest and seascape.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“great road” (3 reviews)
“new england” (4 reviews)
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Route 146, Branford, CT
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Reviewed July 26, 2016

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.

Thank laurenbr00ks
Reviewed July 25, 2016

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.

Thank Whatszat
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.

Thank Jeffrey L
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...More

Thank bdaniele
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...More

Thank lisa2lisa
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.

Thank Ellen C
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...More

1  Thank jolene M
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.

1  Thank Squawbrook
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...More

Thank EJVongher
Reviewed September 17, 2015

If you just want to take a drive, route 146 is the most scenic and tranquil route in the area. It's your typical country road with all of its twists and turns.

Thank 550fionad
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