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City of Putnam, Connecticut
Access to business area. Putnam was named after General Israel Putnam - famous for cautioning his men at Bunker Hill, 'Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes.'.
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View from highway
Junction of Highway #44. Junction of Highway #12 North to communities of Grosevenor, Dale and Wilsonville. Note: Highway #12 overlaps Highway #44 at this point.
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Services and gas
North side at the highway.
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0.8
Junction of Highway #12
South to community of Attawaugan,Connecticut, Elmville, Connecticut and Danielson, Connecticut. Note: Highway #12 overlap ends at this point. Access to Interstate Highway #395 North; South to Norwich, Connecticut.
0.7
1.1
View from highway
Point of Information - crossing Quinebaug River. Photo view crossing river. There is a pedestrian walkway along the Quinebaug River. The Putnam River Trail, is approximately 2.5 miles long with future plans to expand.
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Point of Information
Crossing Little River.
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Community of Pomfret,, Connecticut
Eastern boundary. Pomfret was incorporated in 1713 and named after Governor Saltonstall's estate Pontefract (meaning broken bridge) in Yorkshire, England. The Abington Congregational Church built in 1751 is the oldest church in continuous use in Connecticut. The Brayton Mill at the entrance to Mashamoquet Brook State Park is an early mill site.
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5.0
View from highway - Photo Pomfret highway sign
Driving West.
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5.3
Point of Information
Crossing Bark Meadow Brook.
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Junction of Highway #97
South to Abington, Hampton and Baltic - West of the highway. Junction of Highway #169 North to community of Woodstock, Connecticut . Note: Highway #169 overlaps Highway #44 at this point.
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View from highway
Driving South.
5.5
8.8
View from highway
Driving South.
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10.0
Junction of Highway #169
South access to communities of Brooklyn, Connecticut, Canterbury, Connecticut and Jewett City, Connecticut . Note: Highway #169 overlap ends at this point. The town of Brooklyn was incorporated in 1786. Brooklyn was once part of the lands claimed by Mohegan chief, Uncas. The land, deeded in 1680 to Captain James Fitch, was sold to the first local settlers in 1703. The town of Canterbury was settled in 1697. Canterbury is the site of New England's first black female academy.
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Junction of Highway # 169 & Highway #44
Connecticut State Route 169 is a National Scenic Byway. Traverse one of the last unspoiled areas in the northeastern United States, with forests, open spaces, rustic farmsteads, and historic structures and features. This 25-town route winds its way through history past Colonial homesteads, churches, stone walls, meeting houses, and private schools as it connects several classic New England towns. For travel on highway #169, see milebymile.com - Connecticut State Route 169 National Scenic Byway
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Junction of Highway #101
South to communities of Pomfret Landing, Connecticut, Dayville and East Killingly.
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11.6
Point of Information
Crossing Sap Tree Run River.
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12.3
Access to Mashamoquet Brook State Park
South of the highway. Access to Mashamoquet Brook State Park, two camping areas are available. Mashamoquet Brook Campgrounds, 20 wooded sites. Dumping station nearby. Fishing, hiking, swimming nearby. No pets. Wolf Den Campgrounds, 35 open sites. Bathrooms, showers, dumping station. Fishing, hiking, swimming nearby. No pets.
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12.4
Point of Information
Crossing Mashamoquet Brook.
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View from highway - Photo - Abington highway sign
Community of Abington, Connecticut, Eastern boundary.
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Junction of Highway #97
South access to community of Hampton. Access to James L. Goodwin State Forest.
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14.6
Point of Information
Crossing Arbington Brook.
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16.5
View from highway
Driving West.
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17.5
Community of Eastford, Connecticut
Incorporated 1708 - Eastern boundary. Eastford was first settled in 1711. Early settlers followed the Old Connecticut Path - once a well established Indian trail.
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Roadside turnout
Gravel - North side of the highway.
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18.3
View from highway
Driving West.
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18.7
Point of Information
Crossing Ledge Brook.
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Community of Phoenixville. Connecticut
Junction of Highway #198 North to community of Kenyonville; South to Chaplin and North Windham. The Town of Windham, Connecticut was founded in 1692, Windham, which boasts, more privately owned Victorian homes per capita than San Francisco.
14.0
22.5
View from highway
Driving West.
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22.8
Point of Information
Crossing Bigelow Creek.
14.7
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Point of Information
Crossing Stones Brook.
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View from highway
Community of Ashford, Connecticut, incorporated 1714 - Eastern town line.
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Roadside turnout
Large, gravel, no services - South side of the highway.
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Historical sign with information on the town of Ashford - no turnout available. 'Ashford, Connecticut - This area, part of the Wabbaquasset Indian Country, was deeded to Captain James Fitch of Norwich in 1684...'
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View from highway - Photo - Warrenville highway sign
Town of Warrenville, Connecticut.
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Junction of Highway #89
North to community of Westford, Connecticut; South to Mansfield Center, Connecticut. Access to campgrounds. South access to Mansfield Hollow State Day Park, Facilities: Boat Launch Ramp, Picnic Tables, Pit Toilets.
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Services available
South side at the highway.
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28.4
View from highway
Driving West.
18.5
29.8
Community of West Ashford, Connecticut
Junction of Highway #74 West to Willington and West Willington, Connecticut. Access to Interstate Highway #84 North to New York and Hartford, Connecticut. Fuel and diesel - North side at the highway.
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Point of Information
Crossing Sqauw Hollow Brook.
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View from highway
Driving West.
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Community of Willington, Connecticut
Incorporated 1727 - Eastern boundary.
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34.9
View from highway
Driving West.
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35.0
Point of Information
Crossing Fenton Brook.
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Community of Mansfield Four Corners, Connecticut
Junction of Highway #195 North to Toland, Connecticut; South to communities of Storrs, Spring Hill and Willimantic, Connecticut. Access to University of Connecticut and to Mansfield Hollow State Park - South of the highway. The damming of the Natchaug River by the Army Corps of Engineers has created a 500-acre lake for boating and fishing. Facilities include, Boat Launch Ramp, Picnic Tables, Pit Toilets.
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Services, gas and diesel
North side of the highway.
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Gas available
North side of the highway.
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Point of Information
Crossing Weaver Brook.
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View from highway
Driving West.
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Access to University of Connecticut
South side of the highway.
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View from highway
Driving West.
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Junction of Highway #32
North to community of Merrow; South to communities of Eagleville and Perkins Corner, Connecticut.
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Community of Mansfield Depot, Connecticut

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Point of Information
Crossing Coventry Brook.
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Junction of Highway #31
South to community of Coventry, Connecticut Note: Highway #31 overlaps Highway #44 at this point. Services and gas - at the highway.
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Access to I-84 North
Note: Highway #31 overlap ends at this point.
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Services and fuel
South side at the highway.
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Community of Bolton, Connecticut
Eastern boundary. Incorporated in 1720
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View from highway
View from highway driving West.
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Access to Lower Bolton Lake
North side of the highway. Access to community of Quarryville and Bolton Notch State Park - North of the highway. Lower Bolton Lake also known by many other names including Cedar Swamp Pond, Quarryville Pond, and Willimantic Reservoir, is located in the towns of Bolton.
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Junction of Highway #6
West to community of Andover, Connecticut and Hop River, Connecticut. Note: Highway #6 overlaps Highway #44 at this point.
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City of Bolton, Connecticut
Services, gas and diesel - North side of the highway.
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Junction of Highway #85
Access to Gay City State Park - South of the highway. Located on the Hebron-Bolton town line, Gay City's 1,569 acres of parkland offer swimming, picnicking.
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Sider Mill Road

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City of Manchester, Connecticut
Eastern boundary.
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City of Manchester - Photo, Manchester welcome highway sign
Manchester, Connecticut was the first settled by English colonist in 1672. The metropolitan area is headquarters for major financial services companies (Travelers, Cigna, Aetna, et al). Defense and aerospace industries, led by United Technologies, are prominent among the high technology and skilled industries of the region.
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Junction of Highway #83
North to community of Somers; South to East Glastonbury, Connecticut.
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Services and fuel
South side at the highway.
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Services and fuel
South side at the highway.
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Services and gas
North side at the highway.
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Access to I-84
West to community of Waterbury and Danbury, Connecticut.
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Junction of Highway #6
North to city of Hartford, Connecticut. Note: Highway #6 overlap ends at this point.
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Services and gas
South side of the highway.
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Services and gas
North side of the highway.
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Access to I-84
South of the highway.
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Junction of Highway #5
North to community of East Windsor Hill; South to Berlin, Meriden and Wallingford.
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City of Hartford, Connecticut
Access to I-91 North to Windsor, Connecticut and Enfield, Connecticut; South to New Haven, Connecticut - South side of the highway. Note: Highway #202 overlap begins at this point. Hartford is the home of such internationally known treasures as the Wadsworth Atheneum (the nations first public museum), as well as attractions like the Mark Twain House, the Hartford Stage, the Bushnell Memorial, and the Artists Collective.
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Pleasant Street

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Services and gas
Available at the highway.
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Junction of Highway #189
South access to city of West Hartford; North to community of Bloomfield. Access to Mark Twain House - South of the highway.
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City of West Hartford, Connecticut
Eastern limits. West Hartford is located in Central Connecticut adjacent to and west of the City of Hartford, the state capital. On their eastern border you'll find the world-renown Elizabeth Park rose gardens in full bloom in June and thousands of tulips and daffodils in March and April. In the northwest corner, get back to nature by hiking the trails at the MDC reservoirs or visiting the demonstration farm at Westmoor Park. In the central areas of town, you'll discover the birthplace of Noah Webster, the award-winning Rockledge Golf Course, the Science Center of Connecticut, and, the Park Road Playhouse.
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Access to I-84

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Junction of Highway #218
Services, gas and diesel - North side at the highway.
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Access to emergency telephone
North side of the highway.
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Junction of Highway #10
South to community of Farmington, Connecticut. Access to Hill-Stead Museum and Stanley-Whitman House - South of the highway.
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Town of Avon, Connecticut. - Waterville Road.
Town of Avon. The town of Avon was incorporated as a separate town in 1830, and took its name from the Avon River in England.
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View from highway - Photo - Welcome to Avon highway marker sign
Driving West.
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View from highway
Point of Information - crossing Farmington River. Photo view looking North at the river. Every year, thousands of people canoe, kayak and fish the waters of the Farmington. The river is an important habitat for wildlife, such as otters and bald eagles, and the Farmington River Valley is currently the only place in Connecticut with nesting bald eagles. In addition, the Atlantic salmon may return to the river after an absence of decades.
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Services and fuel
Both sides at the highway.
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View from highway
Simsbury Road. Junction of Highway #202 North to Weatogue, Simsbury and Granby. Note: Highway #202 overlap ends at this point. Access to Penwood State Park and Talcott Mountain State Park - North of the highway. Crested atop the northerly portion of the Talcott Mountain Range lies a sizable portion of the public domain, Penwood State Park. Facilities - Bathrooms, Picnic Shelter, Picnic Tables. Talcott Mountain State Park : The familiar Farmington River Valley landmark of Heublein Tower sits atop Talcott Mountain. Facilities - Bathrooms, Picnic Shelter.
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Access to Farmington Valley Arts Center
North side of the highway.
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Junction of Highway#167
North to community of Simsbury, Connecticut; South to West Avon, Connecticut. Access to Stratton Brook State Park - North of the highway. The park offering swimming, picnicking and interpretive programs in a beautifully wooded setting. Facilities - Bathrooms, Changing Houses, Picnic Shelters, Picnic Tables.
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Community of Canton, Connecticut
Eastern boundary. Access to Roaring Brook Nature Center - North of the highway.
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Services and gas
South side at the highway.
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Services, gas and diesel
South side at the highway.
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View from highway
Junction of Highway #179. Note: Highway #179 joins Highway #44 at this point; Highway #202 leaves, heads West to Nepaug, Connecticut, Bakersville, Connecticut and Torrington, Connecticut.
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Junction of Highway #179
North to communities of Barkhamsted, Connecticut, East Hartland, Connecticut. Access to Pine Mountain Ski Touring Center - North of the highway.
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Community of Cherry Brook.
Point of Information - Crossing Cherry Brook.
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Point of Information
Crossing Farmington River.
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View from highway - Photo - Pine Meadow highway sign
Community of Pine Meadow, Connecticut.
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Historical marker. 'New Hartford - In 1732 the Connecticut General Assembly gave Hartford and Windsor permission to establish seven towns in the colony's Western Lands. New Hartford was given to 182 Hartford taxpayers who became the new town's proprietors. They organized and hired surveyors to lay out suitable home lots and highways. Settlement began in 1734 on Town Hill and West Hill.'
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View from highway - Photo - Welcome to New Hartford highway sign
Town of New Hartford, Connecticut.
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View from highway
Driving West.
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Junction of Highway #219
North to community of Barkhamsted, Connecticut; South access to Nepaug, Connecticut.
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105.9
Services and gas
South side at the highway.
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106.0
Services and fuel
South side at the highway.
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106.4
View from highway
Driving West.
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Roadside turnout
Large, gravel, no services - South side of the highway.
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108.3
Junction of Highway #181
North to community of Pleasant Valley, Connecticut and Hartland, Connecticut. Access to the American Legion State Forest - North of the highway. Located in the Pleasant Valley section of Barkhamsted. American Legion State Forest offers 30 camping sites in a wooded setting. Facilities - Flush Toilets, Museum (Seasonal), Picnic Shelter, Picnic Tables.
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109.5
Services and fuel
Available at the highway.
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Junction of Highway #318 North
Access to People's State Forest - North of the highway.
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Old North Road

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111.8
Access to campground
North side of the highway.
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West Hill Road
Access to West Hill Lake. Junction of Highway #183 South to community of Torringford, Connecticut. Junction of Highway #8 South to Torrington, Waterbury and Shelton, Connecticut. Note: Both Highways #183 and #8 overlap Highway #44 at this point.
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Community of Winsted, Connecticut
Services and gas - South side of the highway.
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115.5
View from highway
Business section of Winsted. Junction of Highway #8 North to community of Robertsville, Connecticut. Access to campgrounds at Colebrook River Lake. Note: Highway #8 overlap ends at this point. Colebrook River Lake located on the scenic West Branch of the Farmington River in Colebrook.
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115.8
Services and fuel
Available at the highway.
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116.4
View from highway
Business section of Winstead, Connecticut.
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Junction of Highway #263
South to community of Winchester Center, Connecticut. Access to Minetto State Park. Activities include, Cross-Country Skiing Pond and Stream Fishing Picnicking.
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Services and fuel
Available at the highway.
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117.8
Point of Information
Crossing Indian Meadow Creek.
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View from highway
Junction of Highway #183 North to community of Colebrook. Note: Highway #183 overlap ends at this point. Colebrook is bordered by Winchester to the south, Massachusetts to the north, Norfolk to the west and to the east Hartland and Barkhamsted.
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120.8
View from highway
Driving West.
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125.0
Point of Information
Crossing Mill Brook.
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128.7
Junction of Highway #182

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129.0
View from highway
Driving West.
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129.4
View from highway - Photo - Welcome to Norfolk highway sign
Community of Norfolk, Connecticut. In the heart of the Green Woods is what was later known as the Harford-Albany Turnpike, Norfolk was settled in 1774 by Cornelius Brown of Windsor. The town was incorporated in 1758. The early settlers were farmers, erecting sawmills, gristmills, and blacksmiths for their own needs. using the waterpower of the Blackberry River, the town became industrial in the 1800's, manufacturing such diverse products as linseed oil, men's hats, woolens, cheese boxes, scythes, and hoes.
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View from highway
Junction of Highway #272 South to Drakeville and Wrightville. Access to Dennis Hill State Park and Minetto State Park - South of the highway.Dennis Hill State Park: Hike to the summit of this 240-acre estate for panoramic views reaching as far away as New Hampshire. Activities - Hiking, Picnicking, Overlook. Facilities - This park is a 'walk-in' facility. Picnic Shelter, Pit Toilets.
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Junction of Highway #272
North to North Norfolk, Connecticut. Access to Haystack Mountain State Park and Campbell Falls State Park - North of the highway. The 34 foot high stone tower at the summit of Haystack Mountain (1716 feet above sea level) allows visitors to see Long Island Sound, the Berkshires, and peaks in Massachusetts and New York. This park is a 'walk-in' facility. There are Picnic Tables, Pit Toilets. Campbell Falls State Park is a natural reserve area with no developed facilities.
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Point of Information
Crossing West Norfolk Brook.
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134.7
Roadside turnout
Small, gravel, no services - South side of the highway.
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Town of Canaan, Connecticut

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139.4
Community of East Canaan, Connecticut

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140.8
Access to Bed & Breakfast
North side of the highway.
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View from highway - Photo - Canaan highway sign
Community of Canaan, Connecticut
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142.5

Business section of Canaan.
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View from highway - Photo - Welcome to Canaan highway sign
Junction of Highway #7 South to communities of Cornwall, Connecticut, Flanders and Kent, Connecticut. Access to Housatonic Meadows State Park - South of the highway. Located in the rock-strewn valley of the Housatonic River amid the rugged hills of the northwestern uplands, Housatonic Meadows is an ideal setting for a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Housatonic Meadow Campground offers 95 sites in a rustic setting near the Housatonic River. Facilities - Bathrooms, Showers.
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Point of Information
Crossing Blackberry River.
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Junction of Highway #126
South to community of Falls Village, Connecticut. Access to Falls River.
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147.3
Access to East Twin Lakes
North of the highway.
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152.6
Point of Information
Crossing Moore River.
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View from highway - Photo - Salisbury highway sign
Community of Salisbury, Connecticut.
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View from highway
Business section of Winsted, Connecticut. View from highway driving West.
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Junction of Highway #41
North to community of Joyceville. Access to Mt. Riga State Park - North of the highway. Note: Highway #41 overlaps Highway #44 at this point.
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Community of Lakeville, Connecticut

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155.9
Junction of Highway #41
South to communities of Sharon, Connecticut and Lime Rock, Connecticut. Note: Highway #41 overlap ends at this point.
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159.0
Junction of Highway #112

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View from highway
Driving West.
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159.9
View from highway
Driving West.
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Welcome to the State of New York
The Empire State! State line of New York/Connecticut. For continuance of New York U. S. Highway west, see Milebymile.com, New York Highway #44 Connecticut State Line to Poughkeepsie & Kerhonkson - Start/finish of Highway Travel Guide - S&e