Traditional New England
The cities of Litchfield County -Torrington (1)
and Winsted (2)- share in the industrial legacy of New England, but the
area is best known for natural beauty. Offering endless delight to sightseers,
photographers, hikers, nature lovers, the scenery presents rolling green hills,
thick forests, and sudden vista of well-kept farms and villages spread out like
toys in the valleys. The towns seem scarcely touched by time. Norfolk (3),
Canaan (4), West Cornwall (5)- with its 19th
century covered bridge. The views continue as you reach Warren (6)
Waramaug-a scenic road around the lake-and its cluster of country inns,
through New Preston (7), Bantam, and finally Litchfield (8), where
18th century mansions are kept not as museums but as homes. On the town green is
the classic New England Congregational
Church, white, tall, stately.
DRIVING TIP: Approximate mileage is 100
Start in Torrington, go north on Rte. 8 to
Winsted. Take Rte. 44 to Canaan. Take Rte.7 past the Cornwall Bridge to Rte. 45
to Warren-continue on Rte. 45 and it becomes a scenic road around Lake Waramaug.
In New Preston take Rte. 202 -at junction of Rte. 47 go south to Washington
Depot. Go north on Rte. 109 to East Morris and then go north on Rte. 63 to
Litchfield. Go east on Rte. 118 to Rte. 8 north to close loop.
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