Connecticut River Byway
Vermont's National Scenic Byway
Carved between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire is 410 miles of the historic Connecticut River. Alongside the river runs the Connecticut River Byway, Vermont’s only designated National Byway.
Because rivers were once the predominant corridors of settlement, industry and commerce, it’s no wonder that the byway includes museums, historic sites and architecture. River towns are still vital centers today, and offer unique dining and shopping in renovated historic buildings. There are also crafts and antique shops, galleries, theater and a wide range of festivals.
The river, its tributaries and the valley land offer excellent opportunities for boating, fishing, biking, hiking and much more. Pastoral vistas abound.
Comfortably spaced along the byway are Waypoint Centers that provide a wealth of information and travel amenities, guiding visitors to dining and lodging, locally-made products, recreational opportunities and off-the-beaten track recommendations.
Visit ctriverbyways.org for more information.
The Connecticut River originates in a little pond known as Fourth Connecticut Lake on the Canadian border, and flows through a series of lakes in a dense, spruce fir forest with moose and other woodland creatures before reaching the first town on its banks. That could be where your adventure begins!