Thursday, February 19, 2009

Canaan, Connecticut



Western Connecticut is a great place to get away from traffic and to see rolling hills, working farms and wide open spaces. The towns along route 44 are just like Mayberry, USA. Small but bustling downtown Main streets that sit in the shadow of nearby hills and mountains. Many of these small towns still have their old style railroad stations, and cabooses made into diners is a fairly common sight.

1 comment:

Georgie B said...

You should try doing a scooter trip through western CT.

You can really see a lot at a less hectic pace.

As always, you take excellent photos.

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