Geographically, Connecticut is the third smallest US state, but no one can say that the state's boarders limit a variety of the Connecticut travel. This compact state is home to several exquisite resorts, and Connecticut honeymoons are popular among Americans due to the romance and beauty of the state's appearance, in many places antique, where each village, town or city has a look and a flavor of its own.
One of the best options to explore Connecticut's variability is to take one of driving tours, organized in various routes all over the state; hence, your Connecticut travel can embrace visits to as many places as you want. The routes are elaborated to include both history and best scenic views with many planned for fall. Thus, your Connecticut travel by car will contain roadside trees, fruit and vegetables in season, cider mills, picnic lawns, old-fashioned country inns, antique and craft shops, museums and art galleries. The routes of the Connecticut travel by car, offered by major local agencies and on the web, are diverse. Here are only several examples.
Connecticut Fall Foliage and Scenic Drives are suggested to explore fall in the Litchfield, Mystic, Northeast Corner, Waterbury and River Valley/Shoreline areas of the state.
Connecticut State Route 169 is designated as a National Scenic Byway that is a historic roadway that takes passengers to museums, craft and herb shops, and to hundred and eighty nine structures, which date before 1855.
Litchfield County Driving Tours are for antiques hunters, countryside seekers, photographers and history buffs.
The Merritt Parkway, designated as National Scenic Byway, winds through the Fairfield County, and while it is a prime commuters' route Monday through Friday, it provides an incredible, scenic driving at weekends.
A famous Connecticut driving tour is the Connecticut Wine Trail. The tour combines a sampling of some of New England's finest wines and glimpses of some of the most beautiful countryside in the Northeast. The wine trail winds from McLaughlin Vineyards in Sandy Hook to the Mystic branch of Haight Vineyard with five stops at best Connecticut wineries along the road. All wineries are available for free tours and tasting of wine. One of your stops will be at Chamard Vineyards in Clinton, producing premium tables' wines from classic European grapes. Varieties embrace Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
Note that fall is also the season for Connecticut joyful events. At least five fall festivals are of a special interest for a Connecticut traveler. The Annual Bristol Chrysanthemum Festival (the end of September - early October) is an interesting old-fashioned event, held in Bristol, and includes the crowning of Miss Mum, Mum Parade and Antique Auto Show. The Connecticut Antique Machinery Association's Annual Fall Festival is held in Kent and you will see here hundreds of restored antique machines in operation. The Connecticut Renaissance Faire in Woodstock (the end of September -beginning of October) is an opportunity to explore a medieval marketplace and watch music, dance and live combat shows. The other important events are the Annual Apple Harvest Festival in Southington and the Annual Chowderfest at Mystic Seaport.
Little in size, but big in opportunities, Connecticut strives to be the most visited and loved place among Americans. You will always find attention-grabbing and remarkable events and things to see and to do.