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Address: Route 146, Branford, CT

This 12-mile scenic drive encompasses salt marshes, forest and seascape.

This 12-mile scenic drive encompasses salt marshes, forest and seascape.

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A drive thru time!

A wonderful scenic drive along the water front, lots of small beach heads and views of the Thimble Islands!

Reviewed 2 February 2017
New Britain, Connecticut
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Branford, United States
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The stretch of route 146 from Branford through Guilford is a nice easy ride on a motorcycle, bicycle or an open air vehicle that takes you along the shoreline of CT. The speed limit is 25 mph and appropriate for the residential areas with winding curves. There are a few local restaurants worthy of stopping for a cocktail, quick bite... More 

Thank Brian S
New Britain, Connecticut
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157 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

A wonderful scenic drive along the water front, lots of small beach heads and views of the Thimble Islands!

Thank TheVoiceofCT
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

But not a major attraction. Beautiful in the fall, and the ocean is lovely. Medlyn's Dairy is a great local landmark.

Thank alice m
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great alternative to the hustle and bustle of route 1. The sights are nice. There are some tight curves with bicyclists ,so drive with caution.

Thank Debnmason
New Haven, Connecticut
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Rte 146 is a great road for leaf-peeping and for seeing the wonderful countryside of old New England. Make sure to stop at Stony Creek.

Thank ericlars0n
Branford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Ride along 146 from Branford to Guilford and enjoy the smell of the sound, the birds and the farmlands along the drive. Stop at Medlyn's in Branford for fresh eggs - it's self serve. There are some friendly kitties that may greet you.

Thank Travellerrenee2015
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Wandeeful half fay trip along distal road. Beautiful neat historic houses, shores, marina's , plenty small restaurant's on the way. And its real treasure fir antiques lovers. 30 or so antiques shops on the way.

Thank Alenka B
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39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I stopped my family down at Branford Point, Harbor Street, Branford, CT (which is also gorgeous) and then saw this route on both Tripadvisor and Googlemaps. It is so worth it! Although some parts only go by suburban homes and foresty glens, the rest of the drive is right along beautiful coastal views and helps you to catch glimpses of... More 

Thank ShiraFusionTravel
Killingworth, Connecticut
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289 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

A charming scenic road along the Branford-Guilford coastline. Interesting terrain and scenic vistas make this ride enjoyable and a treat.

Thank Charles_Schuchert
Branford, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 26 July 2016

very scenic with lots of water views and curves to enjoy. There are a couple of farms, and some cute little towns off the beaten path. In one area old established restaurants on shoreline and brewery.

Thank laurenbr00ks

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