Readers may remember the Old Connecticut Path website featured in the January 23rd issue of The Weekly Genealogist. Jason Newton, the site’s creator, recently launched an Old Connecticut Path Tours webpage.
Many requests led to the creation of these free driving tours. Jason Newton writes, “Old Connecticut Path Driving Tours are designed to provide a way to guide visitors to routes along quieter roads that link historic places along the Old Connecticut Path. Visitors to Massachusetts and Connecticut who would like to rediscover parts of the Old Connecticut Path for themselves will find that the tours lead through small towns, scenic vistas, historic sites, and forest greenways. The pace of travel is slower, allowing time to enjoy the beauty of the land. Links to places where you can get out and walk along the Old Connecticut Path are also provided for those who wish to get a taste of the world the early pioneers traveled through.”
The first tours posted follow country roads that parallel the Path over the following routes: Webster, Mass., to Woodstock, Conn.; Woodstock to Eastford, Conn.; Eastford to Westford, Conn.; and Westford to the Willimantic River. Coming soon will be Tolland to Windsor, Conn.
More tours, maps, pictures, and videos will be added over time.