This foliage tour begins at the beginning of Route 45, where it runs north from Route 202 in New Preston. You’ll go through the charming little town of New Preston (there are shopping opportunities) and you can opt for taking the 8-mile loop that runs around gorgeous Lake Waramaug and past Hopkins Vineyard and through Lake Waramaug State Park before you once again rejoin Route 45.
The Ultimate Foliage Tour - Western Connecticut
The Litchfield Hills are ablaze with color every autumn, and there are many different routes to take in order to see it all. Here’s an itinerary for a day trip that goes north and south, with lots of good stops in between.
Here’s a road that’s very well known for its lovely views, historic points of interest and overall charm. It’s a US highway that runs 308 miles, nearly all the way to the Canadian border in Vermont. The Connecticut stretch winds along the Housatonic River, and you’ll wind with it, through Housatonic Meadows State Park and past West Cornwall’s Covered Bridge (or over it, if you make a tiny side trip), all the way up to Falls Village, where the waterfall in the middle of town is worth another brief side excursion.