Leaf Peeping on Scenic Route 7

Named by National Geographic Traveler as one of the most scenic driving destinations in the country, the Litchfield Hills are a top choice for leaf peeping. Stretching up western Connecticut, Route 7 offers art, history and plenty of opportunities to get back to nature.

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Keeler Tavern Brookfield Craft Center Kent Falls State Park West Cornwall Hike the Appalachian Trail
Keeler Tavern Museum (c.1713)

Keeler Tavern

In Ridgefield, take Route 35 to visit the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art and Keeler Tavern Museum, a Revolutionary War site. Get back on Route 7 to Danbury, where you can visit the campus of the Danbury Historical Society on Main Street, which includes a tour of the 1785 Rider House, the 1790 John Dodd Hat Shop and the Marian Anderson Studio.

Kent Falls State Park

Kent Falls State Park

Experience fall at its best at Kent Falls State Park, featuring one of Connecticut's highest waterfalls and gorgeous woodsy settings. Stroll along the scenic path that leads to the summit.

West Cornwall Covered Bridge

West Cornwall

After a ride on Route 128 through the famous red covered bridge over the Housatonic River, browse the shops and galleries in West Cornwall's center. 

Town of Falls Village (Canaan)

Hike the Appalachian Trail

Further along Route 7, turn onto Route 126 to hike the Appalachian Trail in Falls Village. Hike up high enough and you’ll get an unrivaled view extending north to the Berkshires.

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