Escape to the quiet back roads of Mystic where you’ll discover beautiful vistas and a few interesting places to explore.
On the Coast
This tour loops you around the beautiful Connecticut River Valley, and through East Haddam, chosen by Yankee editors as one of the “Top 25 Foliage Towns” in New England.
In the Country
Wind your way northward through these quaint country towns and experience the true agricultural spirit of eastern Connecticut. This drive might be short in distance, but it’s big on scenery. Discover one of the gems of our region as you tour beautiful Colchester. This tour is a great way to see the diversity and scenic beauty of the quiet corner. Plan to spend a full day exploring all of the suggested stops and detours along the way. Enjoy touring Thompson, Woodstock and Union; towns steeped in history, natural beauty and recreation. Traverse one of the last unspoiled areas in the northeastern U.S. as you travel along National Scenic Byway Route 169. Recommended by Yankee editors on Yankee.com.