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Total mileage / average drive time:
23.6 miles – 35 minutes
Rich rolling landscapes and dainty villages are found throughout this picturesque and diverse state with history resonating through every nook and cranny, making it one of the most intriguing destinations for travel. You’ll find the bygone era of whaling, despite having no direct access to the sea, Gothic buildings reaching for the sky and numerous opportunities for a wealth of activities no matter what time of year you visit.
Let’s begin our RV exploration in Bozrah, located in beautiful Mystic Country, where travelers from across the globe come to take advantage of a romantic getaway or the numerous opportunities for world class gaming. For the RV traveler, Bozrah is the perfect home base to explore the surrounding area. For the angler, you’ll discover more than a few opportunities for great fishing at Fitchville Pond or from the shores of the Yantic River. If you’re looking for something a little offbeat, visit the Six Paca Farm, one of the finest breeders of Alpacas in New England. Get up close and personal with these friendly and unusual critters and catch a glimpse into the unique industry of breeding. At the boutique, you’ll find an assortment of handmade Alpaca goods, from rugs and clothing to accessories. They say you don’t know what you’re missing if you’ve never slipped your tootsies in a pair of Alpaca socks!
6.4 miles – 9 minutes
Moving on, make your way to CT-2 heading east toward Norwich. Hop onto I-395 heading south, exiting onto CT-82 toward Norwich. Filled with rich history and pristine beauty, Norwich is a good stop to shake off your troubles and indulge in a hike along the Heritage Riverfront Walkway, taking hikers from the Harbor to Indian Leap at Yantic Falls, which is a sight that has to be experienced to be appreciated. Spend a little time in this area, and you’ll soon discover Connecticut is filled with incredible natural wonders and exceptional beauty. Make your way to Historic Norwichtown and you’ll catch a glimpse of the city’s past in many of the 17th and 18th century buildings. Head to the Slater Memorial Museum and marvel at the wealth of decorative art housed in a beautiful Romanesque Revival-style building, with collections representing a broad range of cultures from the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. The Slater Museum is a fascinating place and shouldn’t be missed on a trip to the area. Another must see is the Leffingwell House Museum, built in the 1600s, it is the former home of the Provisioner to George Washington and a fine example of early architecture. This was the site of the first papermill in Connecticut, as well as the first chocolate processing and stocking mill. Inside the museum, you’ll discover an incredible display of fine silver from a local silversmith as well as children’s toys throughout this historic home.
17.2 miles – 25 minutes
For our last destination, make your way to CT-165 heading east for the 13 mile trip into Voluntown. This tiny hamlet has the good fortune of being located in one of the best spots in the state for outdoor activity, causing the population to easily double during those hot days of Summer when travelers descend to take advantage of nearby Pachaug State Forest. Providing 28,000 acres of endless recreation opportunities, you’ll find yourself with enough boating, fishing, swimming and riding trails to keep your whole posse busy. As one of the top five areas for Fall foliage in the state, you might even consider extending your stay to witness Mother Nature at her finest as emerald green leaves give way to deep red, gold and delicate orange. And the best way to enjoy these rich, deep colors of Fall? Tearing through trails on mountain bikes, hiking or gliding across the glassy surface of the lake by kayak. There is no wrong way to enjoy this area as Summer gives way to Fall, just be sure to bring your camera to capture all the beauty and splendor that surrounds you.
Other Area Sponsors in Connecticut:
Odetah Camping Resort
Hidden Acres Family Campground
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