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Route 146 Scenic Drive

Route 146, Branford, CT
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Brand Ford cruise

Beautiful views as you cruise along the coastline. No stop signs and no traffic lights. It is... read more

Reviewed January 29, 2018
Realtorli
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Long Island, New York
Rt 146

Rt 146 from Guilford center through Stony Creek to Rt 1, Branofrd is a pleasant drive with minimal... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2017
Frank G
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North Branford, Connecticut
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This 12-mile scenic drive encompasses salt marshes, forest and seascape.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“great road” (3 reviews)
“in season” (3 reviews)
“new england” (4 reviews)
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Route 146, Branford, CT
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"old saybrook"
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"wonderful scenic"
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"the hustle and bustle"
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"small beach"
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"thimble islands"
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"rt"
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"bike"
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"bicyclists"
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"towns"
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"guildford"
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"coastline"
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Reviewed January 29, 2018

Beautiful views as you cruise along the coastline. No stop signs and no traffic lights. It is relaxing.

Thank Realtorli
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Reviewed August 26, 2017

Rt 146 from Guilford center through Stony Creek to Rt 1, Branofrd is a pleasant drive with minimal traffic and great scenery.

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Reviewed August 14, 2017

A great place to go for a ride in your bike. It has easy to moderate hills, and great views along the way, particularly of the raptors while in season (ospreys, hawks and the occasional bald eagles. Most local drivers are quite respectful of cyclists,...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2017

Ct 146 in Branford and Guilford offers about 6 miles of beautiful driving ...farms , the river ,foliage...a good alternative to I95 .Can't be in a hurry ,windy road ,a couple of treacherous railroad bridges and lots of bikers will slow you down. I use...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2017

This is a great way to see a number of towns along the Connecticut shoreline. Be advised that there are certain areas of the route that are not exactly next to the water, but that take you through towns or residential streets. But even those...More

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Reviewed June 17, 2017

Cute shops and village green, parking in back of shops on main street must try delicious Ashley's ice cream.

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Reviewed May 25, 2017

The stretch of route 146 from Branford through Guilford is a nice easy ride on a motorcycle, bicycle or an open air vehicle that takes you along the shoreline of CT. The speed limit is 25 mph and appropriate for the residential areas with winding...More

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed February 2, 2017

A wonderful scenic drive along the water front, lots of small beach heads and views of the Thimble Islands!

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Reviewed January 18, 2017

But not a major attraction. Beautiful in the fall, and the ocean is lovely. Medlyn's Dairy is a great local landmark.

Thank alice m
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Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

This is a great alternative to the hustle and bustle of route 1. The sights are nice. There are some tight curves with bicyclists ,so drive with caution.

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