Best Road Trip Stops in Connecticut
The whole point of going on a road trip is to explore and be able to see many parts of the country/world that you would miss out on flying on a plane. But sometimes you wonder, what are those amazing places and things that we should see? Well if you’re planning a road trip that’s going to or through Connecticut then buckle up and read on for the best road trip stops in this state.
A great place to stop in Connecticut is the coastal town of Mystic. Mystic is a charming town that’s right on the water. You can visit the Mystic Aquarium and also Mystic Seaport which is the largest maritime museum in the United States. And there is plenty to do here if you’re looking for more adventure. You can do paddle boarding, kayaking, boating, biking, or even go high up at the aerial adventure park. There are also plenty of shops and restaurants including the infamous Mystic Pizza.
Kent Falls State Park
Located in the Litchfield Hills, Kent Falls State Park is a wonderful road trip stop for a scenic and relaxing yet adventurous time. Hike the falls along the pathway to see the beautiful series of waterfalls. There is also plenty of room for picnicking or playing frisbee, football, etc. Go to the Trout Park for fishing while you’re there.
Candlewood Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes out there and a great stop to add to your trip for all your water recreational needs. This lake is perfect for fishing, boating, water sports, paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, and even lake diving. There are even several hiking areas on and around the lake. Although you can’t camp at Candlewood, it is surrounded by towns so there are plenty of places to stay and plenty of restaurants and attractions.
New Haven, CT
New Haven is a must if you’ve never been to this city. New Haven is a coastal city and is home to Yale University. There are so many things to do and see in this populated city! Aside from visiting Yale, there are art galleries, museums, tons of breweries, countless restaurants, bars, and lounges, West Haven Beach, East Rock Park, shopping, and more. It is also home to Bishop’s Orchards & Winery, Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery, and the PEZ Visitor Center. We can guarantee that if you visit, you’ll find even more.