Scenic Drives in Fairfield County & Southeastern Connecticut

Merritt Parkway / Route 15


This National Scenic Byway is only 37 miles, and it provides an alternate, and parallel Route to I-95 while traveling northeastward from the New York State border into the Oceanside Fairfield region of Connecticut. The Merritt Parkway's design convines the skill of civil engineer and artist. The bridges along the route are excellent examples of Art Deco, or Art Moderne, styles of the 1920s and 1930s. The two-lane, divided road does not move as fast as an interstate highway, but views are lovely in all times of the year. Trucks are prohibited.