Thursday, October 02, 2008

Fall Driving Tours in Connecticut

The new Fall Foliage Driving Tours brochure from the Connecticut River Valley is out now with nine different self-guided driving tours in the River Valley.

The nine different self-guided driving tours in the River Valley's Fall Driving Tours each showcase a different part of the 46-town region:

1. Connecticut River - Metacomet Ridge Tour
Windsor,Windsor Locks, East Granby, Suffield.
Highlights include: Bielonko Farm, Brown's Harvest, Halladay Farm, Kuras Farm, Metacomet Trail, Noden-Reed House & Barn, Northwest Park and Nature Center.

2. Tobacco Valley Driving Tour
Enfield, Somers, Stafford, Ellington, East Windsor, Windsor Locks
Highlights include: Easy Pickin’s Orchard, Johnny Appleseed’s Farm, Trinity Farm.

3. East of the River Driving Tour
Glastonbury, Hebron, Andover, Manchester
Highlights include: Berruti’s Harvest Farm, Belltown Hill Orchards, D. Scaglia Fruit Farm, Rose’s Berry Farm, Scott’s Orchard & Nursery, Woodland Farm.

4. Farmington Valley Tour
Farmington, Avon, Simsbury, Collinsville
Highlights include: Avon Cider Mill, Flamig Farm, Pickin’ Patch, Talcott Mountain State Park.

5. Quinnipiac River and Metacomet Trail Tour
Southington, Plantsville, Cheshire, Meriden
Highlights include: Farmington Canal HeritageTrail, Hubbard Park and Castle Craig, Metacomet Trail, Shuttle Meadow Reservoir

6. Central Connecticut Tour
New Britain, Berlin, Kensington, Southington
Highlights include: Blue Hills Farm, Chotkowski Farm, DeMaria Family Farm, Karabin Farms, Laviana Orchards, Lewis Farms, Rogers Orchards,
Zarrella Farms.

7. Old Wethersfield, Rocky Hill-Glastonbury Ferry and Brownstone Quarry Tour
Rocky Hill, Glastonbury, Portland, Cobalt, Middle Haddam, East Hampton,Wethersfield
Highlights include: Brownstone Quarry, Draghi & Sons Farm, Gram’s Farm, Hurd State Park, Q-P Farm Market, Rocky Hill-Glastonbury Ferry, Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum.

8. Gillette Castle and Devil's Hopyard State Parks Tour
Middletown, Haddam, East Haddam, Chester
Highlights include: Chester-Hadlyme Ferry, Devil’s Hopyard State Park,
Gillette Castle State Park, Haddam Meadows State Park

9. Connecticut River Tidelands Tour
Essex, Old Saybrook,Westbrook
Highlights include: Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Ride, RiverQuest Cruises, Scott’s CT Valley Orchard, Scott’s Farm & Greenhouse.

The brochure can be downloaded from Central Regional Tourism District's website, To order a copy to be mailed to you, call 800-793-4480.

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