The northeast corner of our country has been populated for so long and by so many people that it can feel a bit crowded. Many parts of New England can feel claustrophobic for travelers that want wide-open spaces. Luckily, the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut are the perfect location to roll through while on an RV vacation! Start out in Linden, New Jersey to pick up your RV rental at El Monte RV. Once you’ve picked out the perfect motor home ride for your family, it’s time to hit the road! You’ll get the chance to drive through the top of Manhattan Island, so take a good long look before you head out to the rural scenery of Litchfield Hills. It’s a little piece of smaller-town America, not too far from all the noise and commotion of modern American cities.
One of the best parts of traveling on the East Coast is reveling in the knowledge that you’re walking in the footsteps of dozens of interesting cultures, past and present. At the Institute for American Indian Studies, you will learn about the early cultures that have lived in the Litchfield Hills over the past several thousand years. Stroll through exhibits that show how American Indians lived or choose to participate in a dig with the Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club. Whatever you decide to do, you’ll enjoy the experience of learning about the historical aspects of this part of the country!
Since you’re traveling by RV, your goal is to take it easy as you tour our great country. A fantastic way to do so is by driving through some of the historic covered bridges spanning creeks and streams throughout the hills. Some of the bridges were originally built as far back as the Revolutionary War! As time has worn them down, the bridges have been rebuilt in the same style keeping the same look of the bridge as it was when it resupplied George Washington’s army.
After your own leisurely drive through the bridges, it’ll be time to catch a glimpse of a few fast-moving vehicles at Lime Rock Park. This historic venue for races of all types have seen some of the greatest drivers in history pass through, including Mario Andretti and Paul Newman. You may catch a race at the track, take racing school lessons, or simply walk around and enjoy the beautiful scenery where racing history has been made!
Another way to get out and exercise your legs is by heading over to a local road race! June is approaching, so you’ll want to get out now and start jogging for a little pre-conditioning warm-up. The Litchfield Hills Road Race will take you through the historic town of Litchfield and up and down several elevation changes. Get ready, because it’s guaranteed to get your blood pumping!
After a race, you might want to sit back and listen to some great music (and have some great food while you’re at it.) The Infinity Music Hall and Bistro is a 300-seat theater built in 1883. It’s a fantastic venue that showcases a variety of music genres. Catch a country music show or even an open-mic night. Whether it’s a big ticket show or locals showing the world what they’ve got, you’re guaranteed to have a lot of fun and end your trip on a high note.
Pick up an El Monte RV motor home and roll through the Litchfield Hills! The Northeast is calling!
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Photo Credit: Bull’s Bridge by David Smith under Flickr creative common license.