New England is known throughout the country as the Fall Foliage capital of the USA so let's go take a Sunday drive.

There is nothing like a bright sunny Sunday drive through the hills of Connecticut during peak foliage weekends. Armed with your favorite camera, a dozen cider donuts, a pumpkin spiced latte or two, you are now ready for the season's main event and the road trip you've been looking forward to all year.


Your starting point is New Milford where you head up Route 202 heading north. If you have the time, treat yourself to lunch at the 'Whitehorse Country Pub' on Route 202 in Marbledale.

Keep driving north on Route 202 for 18 miles until you reach the city of Torrington. If you have nothing but time during your foliage drive, stop by the Ritz Crystal Room at 111 Main Street in Torrington where I hear their brunch is legendary.

Litchfield Hills Foliage Drive - Google Maps

Pick up Route 8 north and drive 10 miles to Winsted. Pick up Route 44 west and drive approximately 30 minutes until you reach Canaan and/or Falls Village. If you're snapping photos, make it a point to stop by 'The Great Falls.' 

Take Route 7 south to Kent and then head east on Route 341 to Warren and then south on Route 45 through New Preston. If you have the time, take a drive around Lake Waramaug. If you happen to have a go-to designated driver on board, stop by the Hopkins Vineyard for a leisurely wine tasting. Head east on Route 202 for about a mile and then go south on Route 47 to Washington Depot.

Photo by Ethan

Turn right onto Route 109 west towards New Milford for 9 miles but wait just a minute! You're gonna want to stop at Kimberly Farm in New Milford just off Route 109 where they sell fresh meats, dairy, fruits, and vegetables. You're welcome.

Continue your fall foliage experience by continuing on Route 109 west until you've reached the traffic light at the intersection of Route 109 and Route 202. Hang a left which will take you back into New Milford. If you've worked up an appetite with all that driving, stop by Zaragoza on Bank Street in New Milford for a quick dinner. Now that's an October Sunday my friends.