RT. 207 Designated a State Scenic Road for 16 miles

Aerial view of the town green in Lebanon, CT

RT. 207 Designated a State Scenic Road for 16 miles

CT Rt. 207 from Sprague, through Franklin, Lebanon and ending in Hebron has been designated a state scenic road. It joins National Scenic Byway Rt. 169 and Rts. 14, 14A, 49, 97, 164, 203 and 244 as fully or partially designated scenic drives through the National Heritage Corridor.

The Rt. 207 designation was made possible through the work of Lebanon Town Planner Phil Chester and TLGV Financial Officer Nick Velles. The two worked with leaders in each town to catalog the natural, cultural and historic assets along the route and put together the application to the CT Dept. of Transportation.

Most of the scenic road, almost 10 miles, is in Lebanon.

“Exeter Road (Route 207) embodies Lebanon’s intrinsic connection to agriculture and the American Revolution,” Chester said. “Containing over 1,500 acres of farmland, historic Lebanon Green, the Governor Trumbull House, and other revolutionary-era homesteads and gathering places, Route 207 is a unique landscape worthy of State designation as a Scenic Road.”

In addition to Velles’ work on the designation, TLGV submitted a letter of support to CT DOT Commissioner Joseph J. Giulietti. State Sen. Cathy Osten also wrote a letter of support. In their application to Giulietti, the First Selectmen of each town, Cheryl Blanchard of Sprague, Kevin Cwikla of Lebanon and Charles Grant of Franklin along with Hebron Town Manager Andrew Tierney highlighted the numerous natural, historic and cultural resources on Rt. 207.

Explore more about CT’s state scenic roads. 


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