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VIDEO: Last Green Valley, CT

by in Jul 2009
VIDEO: Last Green Valley, CT
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A wide, quiet corridor of pretty villages and green landscapes lies hidden within one of the most densely populated parts of New England. Visit northeast Connecticut (and parts of central Massachusetts) for the Last Green Valley, where more than 70 percent of the land remains field, farmland, and forest.

Click below for Yankee editor Mel Allen’s advice on the Last Green Valley.

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5 Responses to VIDEO: Last Green Valley, CT

  1. Betty Cordellos July 14, 2009 at 2:57 pm #

    The NE ‘Quiet Corner’ of CT is a gem — on your own or — for those who’d really like to peek behind the fences – on a Bison-Brie-Brandy culinary tour; a Fiber to Fashion contemporary and heritage textile tour; or a ghosthunter led, historian and folklorist supplemented Haunted Eastern CT tour of spirited spots and haunted restuarants. has info on CT-based touring for groups.

  2. Dana Rockwell August 4, 2009 at 1:19 pm #

    My wife & I try to travel the full length of Rte. 169 every year! To us it is Connecticut’s ‘Mohawk Trail ‘ & more. It’s amazing how many beautiful little villages are tucked away in such a gorgeous piece of New England. There’s always something new to explore in Woodstock, Canterbury, Brooklyn & on & on & on. The word etc. doesn’t belong in a description of such a special area! Thank you for spreading the awareness & appreciation of Connecticut’s ‘Quiet Corner’.
    -Cindy & Dana Rockwell-RI

  3. Bartleby Scribner August 4, 2009 at 5:26 pm #

    This is my old stomping grounds. I imagine all of CT was like this 50 years ago. Thanks Mel, for bringing it to the attention to all those who think CT is Fairfield County and the Turnpike.

  4. Janice Gunder April 13, 2010 at 6:00 pm #

    Thank you to Mel Allen for the video and details of spots along 169. I’ve lived in Indiana all my life. I take Yankee Magazine to see all that I am missing. I’m hoping to travel your way someday and I know I’ll have a wonderful adventure.

  5. Joann Smith August 19, 2011 at 5:21 pm #

    We visit Litchfield county every year (where we lived in the 80s) driving out from Ohio. We only have a week and have wanted to drive Rt. 169 for a few years now, but getting there and back again from the other side of the state seems daunting for a day trip. Any tips on travel paths that I might not find on mapquest?

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