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3 Ideal Places to Ride Your Motorcycle in Connecticut August 3, 2018

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3 Ideal Places to Ride Your Motorcycle in Connecticut, Groton, Connecticut

There's nothing like jumping on a motorcycle and hitting the road. For those who live in Connecticut, the state has no shortage of scenic routes for plenty of road trips on your bike. Anyone operating a motorcycle should always have an experienced lawyer on hand in case of an accident. Here, the motorcycle accident attorney Mark O. Grater, Attorney at Law in Groton discusses three routes to take in the Nutmeg State.

Motorcycle Accident Attorney Shares Where to Drive in Connecticut

1. Along the Northern Border

For this ride, you'll start in North Woodstock at the intersection of Routes 169 and 190. Go west on 197, which will turn into 190 about 25 miles in. This is a largely rural drive, so if you need gas or a quick bite, stop in Stafford Springs. Then, keep going west on 190 and enjoy the scenery. Eventually, you'll cross over the Connecticut River. This ride comes to a close at Route 159 near Enfield. All total, you'll cover around 35 miles, which should take between one and two hours.

2. The Litchfield Loop

motorcycle accidentsDepending on your speed, this 50-mile trek should take anywhere between a couple of hours and half a day. Start in Litchfield and head west on Route 202. When you get to Preston, go north of SR 45 (or, turn right on East Shore Road). SR 45 becomes 394, and you'll hit the town of Warren. In Warren, continue left onto 341 (it will split into SR 45 again, creating two separate roads). Once you get to Kent, go north on Route 7. For 24 miles, follow the Housatonic River through some beautiful New England towns. Once you arrive in Canaan, go east on US 44 and cruise along for five miles. You'll end the loop in Norfolk.

3. Along the Coast

Much of Route 1 in the southeastern corner of the state runs along the Long Island Sound. You can easily hop on and hop off at any point, making this a leisurely way to spend an hour or a daylong adventure, depending on how far you want to travel. You'll be going through both cities and open coastline, so prepare for all types of terrain and possible weather conditions. In highly trafficked areas, exercise caution to avoid motorcycle accidents and keep yourself as safe as possible.

If at any point in your travels, you need the assistance of a motorcycle accident lawyer, trust Mark O. Grater, Attorney at Law. He has more than 30 years of legal experience in personal injury, bankruptcy, and criminal law. Call (860) 449-8059 or visit him online to arrange a consultation.

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