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Connecticut River Back Roads | Essex Connecticut


Visit Connecticut Where the Eagles Soar

During the winter months you can often see Eagles soaring over the Connecticut River. Depending on how cold it gets, the river will ice up.

There’s many country back roads that parallel the river from Essex to Saybrook, and over the years, we’ve traversed them all four seasons to see the beautiful views here in Connecticut!  If you visit Connecticut you’ll be also able to see some beautiful estates during the winter, since after foliage season the leaves on the trees are gone!

This photo was taken along one such road in Essex.

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  1. The Connecticut River can be very beautiful! My dad’s family farm and where my Dad lives (pictured in my WW post this week) lives right next to it on a main route in Vermont. Beautiful!
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  2. I love this one, I would love it even more with the fence cropped out, but it just depends on your perspective and what you might want to use it for
    .-= Louise´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Best way to recover from surgery =-.

  3. My husband loves windmills – he wants us to get one on our 20 acres :)

    happy WW!
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  4. What a beautiful, picture. I love the windmill.
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  5. The scenery is just beautiful. I hope you capture a shot of the Eagles when they come through, I’d love to see it!
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  6. Brilliant photograph!
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  7. We have a windmill just like that one in the middle of our tiny town. That is a gorgeous picture!
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  8. Oh what a great photo!
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  9. I love the windmill.
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  10. Your photos always make me miss New England! I went to college near the CT River and have very fond and beautiful memories of that part of the country.
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  11. Hi Cindi, Sorry I haven’t visited in a while, I’ve been having trouble getting on your site.
    Glad I could get back here… CT looks just like I remember in the winter: COLD!!
    We are having some cold weather for US here in Florida, we even went down to 38 degrees one night. I want my sunny, warm weather back.
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and a happy, healthy 2010!

  12. That is just beautiful! I always love visiting your Wordless Wednesdays!
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  13. I always love your postcard pictures of New England. Such a beautiful countryside!

    Have a Happy New Year! My resolution for 2010 is to remember to click the WW box. LOL :-D
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  14. Beautiful!! Seeing your photos always make me want to take a trip to NE.
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  15. Beautiful shot! Happy WW!
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  16. That’s really beautiful, Cindi. I haven’t seen many lighthouses in person, and I think they’re just beautiful.
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  17. That is a really pretty shot!
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  18. Great picture, very peaceful.

  19. There is obviously a lot of awesome things to see there!

  20. Hi Cindi.
    That’s really a wonderful photo :)

    Happy New Year.

  21. So beautiful! It makes me want to visit!

  22. that looks so peaceful!
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  23. Gorgeous! I miss snow and the New England chill in the air and the smell you know the smell!

  24. Looks like a beautiful area!
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