Connecticut, along with it’s surrounding states, offers much to the riders that find their way to it’s scenic beauty. From beautiful country side, to rolling hills and historic coastline, experience all there is in our tranquil New England area.
Covered Bridge Tour – Litchfield County
Leaving from Yankee Harley-Davidson in Ellington, travel across Route 6 onto Jerome Ave. to the traffic light and take a left onto Maple Ave. Ride to the light and take a right onto Route 69 and follow it to the intersection of Route 4. Take a left and travel through Burlington and Harwinton. Go straight onto Route 118 towards Litchfield. At the intersection of Route 118 and Route 254, take a right onto Route 254 North into Litchfield. Take Route 202 South through Bantam, Woodville, New Preston and into New Milford. Take a right onto Route 7 North through Gaylordsville, South Kent, Kent and into Cornwall. Take a right onto Route 4 in Cornwall and travel through Goshen, Torrington, Harwinton and Burlington. Take a right onto Route 69, a left onto Maple Ave. and a right at the light onto Jerome Ave. to end back at Yankee Harley-Davidson.
Ride to Point Judith, Rhode Island
Starting at Old School Harley-Davidson in Ellington, take a right onto Route 83 South, a left onto Route 140 East into Crystal Lake, then a right onto Route 30 into Tolland. Take a left onto Route 74 towards the center and take a right onto Route 195. Take right onto Route 32 South in Merrow and follow that through Willimantic over the famous Frog Bridge. At the intersection of Route 207, take a left towards Baltic. Follow Route 207 to the intersection of Route 138 and go straight into Jewett City, Voluntown and Rhode Island. Follow Route 138 through Hope Valley, Richmond and into Kingston. In Kingston, take a right onto Route 108 and follow it into Point Judith. Follow Route 108 North and take a left onto Route 1 West through Perryville, Charleston and towards Westerly. Intersect with Route 2 West and follow that back into Connecticut. In Norwich, take a right onto Route 32 North back through Willimantic towards Tolland. Take a left onto Route 195 in Merrow and go straight onto Route 74. At the intersection of Route 30, take a right then a left onto Route 140 towards Ellington. Take a right onto Route 83 to end back at Old School Harley-Davidson.
Ride to Jaffrey, New Hampshire
Starting at Old School Harley-Davidson in Ellington, go right onto Route 83 South and take a left onto Route 140 East into Crystal Lake. Take a left onto Route 30 North and a right at the intersection of Route 30 and Route 190 towards Stafford. In one mile, take a left onto Route 319 and another left at the stop light onto Route 32 North. Ride through Monson into Palmer and continue onto South Main St. In 1.5 miles and take a right onto Route 181 North towards Thorndike. Follow Route 181 into Belchertown and onto Route 202, following that past Quabbin Resevoir, through Salem and Shutesbury to the intersection of Route 2 East. Take exit 19 and continue onto Route 202 into Winchendon, Massachusetts. Go straight onto Central St. for a short distance, then bear right onto Elmwood. Follow Elmwood for about 2 miles, take a left onto Farmistall Rd. and another left onto Route 202. Take a right onto Main St. and follow Route 124 East to Kimball’s Restaurant and Bar. After lunch, take a left and follow Route 124 to Route 202 and Route 2 West. Take exit 16, then turn right onto Route 202 into Belchertown. Go straight onto Route 181 back into Palmer, take Route 32 South into Stafford and a right onto Route 319. Follow Route 319 to Route 190 West into the center of Somers, then take a left onto Route 83, ending back at Old School Harley-Davidson.
Fairfield County Scenic Journey
Start in Bridgeport and take Route 58 North to Bethel. In Bethel, jump on Route 302 West and ride to Route 7 North. Then, get onto Route 202 North and ride up the east side of Candlewood Lake, one of the most gorgeous bodies of water in the state. Then, take Route 37 South around the west side of the lake and continue on to Danbury. There, get onto Route 6 East (which becomes Route 25) towards Newtown. Continue on Route 25 back to Bridgeport. This is truly a picturesque ride.
South Central Connecticut Lakes
Along the coastline off of Route 1, take Route 122 North to Route 63 North in Westville. Ride under the Wilbur Cross and then take Route 69 North. Ride past Lake Dawson, Lake Chamberlain, and Lake Bethany. Continue riding and take Route 42 East toward Cheshire. There, get onto Route 10 North for a short distance. Next, jump onto Route 70 East to Yalesville. In this area, you will ride by the Broad Brook Reservoir. Get onto Route 68 East and follow it into Durham. You’ll pass the North Farms Reservoir and Spring Lake on your way to Route 17 South. Take Route 17 South toward Northford. In Northford, take Route 22 South and ride past Lake Gaillard on your way to North Branford. From there, jump onto Route 139 South and back onto Route 1, stopping by Lake Saltonstall along the way.
Tour of Connecticut Lakes – Part One
Ride on Route 1 to Route 154 North in Old Saybrook. Head toward Deep River. Along the way, pass the Waterhouse Reservoir, Cedar Lake, and Deep Hollow Reservoir. Unfortunately, you’ll hit a detour in Chester. You’ll enjoy the ride through town, but be sure to ride carefully since there is road-side vehicle parking. Continue on Route 154 North to Route 82 East in Tylerville. Cross the bridge and then jump onto Route 149 North toward Moodus. In Moodus, take Route 196 North and ride to East Hampton. Once you reach East Hampton, turn onto North Main Street and stop for lunch at Angelico’s Restaurant on the shore of Lake Pocotopaug. After lunch, take Route 66 and ride easterly toward Marlborough. Pass Lake Terramuggus along the way. Continue to Hebron where you’ll take Route 85 South. Ride past Amston Lake and then take Route 16 West in Colchester. Near Westchester, jump onto Route 149 South and ride past Pickerel Lake, Moodus Reservoir, and Bashan Lake. Go back into Moodus and take Route 151 South to Route 82 East. Ride into a small town named North Lyme. Take Route 156 South and pass Cedar Lake. Continue toward Old Lyme and get back onto Route 1 East. Head towards Rogers Lake in Laysville.
Tour of Connecticut Lakes – Part Two
Begin on Route 1 in Branford. Ride east towards Guilford and jump onto Route 77 North. This scenic road will take you past Clear Lake, West Lake, and Guilford Lake – all of which are in the Guilford/North Branford area. Continue riding north towards Durham. Ride past Quonnipaug Lake and Menuckatuck Reservoir. In Durham, get onto Route 17 North and go past Laurel Brook Reservoir and Crystal Lake. Ride past Hesek Lake and Mount Higby Reservoir on your way to Route 9 South. Take Route 9 South for a short distance and then get onto Route 154 South. Ride past Higganum Reservoir, then head down to Route 148 West in Chester. Ride past the Waterhouse, Deep Hollow, and Pattaconk reservoirs. Then, get onto Route 81 South and pass Killingworth Reservoir on your way to Route 80. Get onto Route 80 East and take it to Route 145 South. Pass the Tower Hill Reservoir, continue into Clinton, and get back onto Route 1.
Tour of Connecticut Lakes – Part Three
Start on Route 1 in Old Lyme. Take Route 1 East and pass Bride Lake in South Lyme on your way to East Lyme. Ride by Pattagansett Lake and then take a left onto Route 161 North toward Chesterfield. Ride by Powers Lake. At the intersection with Route 85, take a peek at beautiful Lake Konomoc and Bogue Brook Reservoir. Proceed north on Route 85 past Barnes Reservoir, Bond Reservoir, and Fairy Lake. Continue into Hebron and ride by Amston Lake at the intersection of routes 85 and 207. Take a right onto Route 207 and continue to its intersection with Route 32 South. Take a right onto Route 32 South and ride into the Yantic area. Jump onto Route 16 West and take it to Route 163 South. You’ll pass a lake that I fondly remember as a kid – Gardner Lake in Salem, where I used to spend some really great fishing times with my dad. Pass Oxboro Lake on your way to Uncasville. Then, get back onto Route 32 South and head to the New London/Mystic area. Pass Brandagee Lake in the Groton/New London area. Then, ride over the Thames River and stop at Groton Reservoir.