Why you should add Connecticut to your Indie/RTW trip

[All content and prices updated July 2013]

The fifth state of the Union and one of the smallest, Connecticut could easily be forgotten - tucked up in the upper right corner of the USA. It also lacks a major metropolis like a Chicago or a Boston, but if you're adding an American Northeast leg to your trip, it's worth a stop. Taking a road trip from New York to Maine? Don't just pass through Connecticut, visit it to see where the elite of New York live. And check out our tips below for why you might want to add a day or two in Connecticut.

  • Hike a portion of the famous Appalachian Trail or the vast network known as the "blue trails" - exploring waterfalls and glacial rock formations.
  • Interested in the sea-faring past along the coast or visiting the birthplace of Mark Twain?
  • There are lots of beaches in Connecticut to keep you busy - try out Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Pleasure Beach (great for families) in Bridgeport, and Silver Sands State Park in Milford
  • Eat what some call the best pizza in the world in New Haven.
  • Visit Southington in the fall for Harvest Festival, which celebrates the many apple orchards in the region.
  • Get out on the water by kayaking or white-water rafting.