By popular demand, we are back with more of our favorite scenic motorcycle rides. There are so many beautiful areas in Connecticut that it’s hard to narrow down! Everyone has their own preferences, but we will highlight 7 great routes to try.
Colchester, CT Tour
Situated in Southeastern Connecticut, Colchester is a historic town with plenty of landmarks to visit and activities to try. As a motorcycle rider, you know there is often no better way to clear your mind than to take a scenic cruise on winding country backroads lined with farmland. That’s what you will experience in Colchester and at the Salmon River State Park. Be sure to stop for a hike or picnic lunch and enjoy the views!
Connecticut Route 4
Starting in the rural, woodsy town of Sharon, this trip from the northwest region of the state brings riders through the relatively deserted roads of Cornwall, Goshen and Torrington into Harwinton, Burlington and West Hartford Center. Along the Farmington River, there is a great stretch of open road for riders who need to clear their head among nature.
Connecticut Route 20
This route through Litchfield and Hartford Counties spans nearly 32 miles across some of the quietest areas in our state. Starting from Route 8 in Winchester, riders can enjoy long, winding and scenic rural roads.
One of our favorite spots to stop along this journey and experience an incredible sense of calm is the Barkhamsted Reservoir at Saville Dam. Be sure to snap some pictures and share them with us on social media! The ride continues into Granby and East Granby before Windsor brings you back to I-91.