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Western Uplands, Connecticut

The Western Uplands are an extension of the Green Mountains. Near the Massachusetts border is Mount Frissell which is the highest point of the state at 2380 feet. The northwest corner of Connecticut includes the Litchfield hills and the area has a rural feel to it. Further south in the Western Uplands the area is more suburban in character. Therefore, the area north of I-84 provides some better conditions for touring and riding.

Roads are color coded by their primary characteristic: Scenic; Sweeping Curves; Twisties; and Unpaved. A twisty road is defined as one which has switchbacks or is 'left, right, left, right,' etc. An unpaved road is hard-packed gravel, but would be suitable for most road bikes. The code assigned is subjective and based on information from riders, Internet resources, Rand McNally Road Atlas, Google™ Maps, and official State highway maps. In many cases a road will fit 2 or more charcteristics. For example, a road which is classified as scenic may also include sweeping curves and/or twisties. Rider descriptions will often give you clues in these cases.

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