Simsbury, CT Foliage Tour #1
Tour #1 starts at Rosedale Farm, 25 East Weatogue St. and ends in the center of town. It is approximately 13 miles.
This scenic drive begins on historic East Weatogue St. passing some of the earliest sections of Simsbury which include historical homes and barns. It winds its way through the northern part of town, past Simsbury tobacco lands, then turns south on Old Farms Road affording spectacular views of the eastern ridge of West Mountain.
Coming out of Rosedale Farm, go left on E. Weatogue St. which feeds into Terry’s Plain Road and then into Tariffville Road (Route 315).
Go left on 315, then turn right on Hopmeadow St. (10/202)
Take an immediate left on Hoskins Road, bearing right on County Road at the fork.
Turn left on Holcomb St. to its end, then left on Old Farms Road.
Old Farms Road becomes Stratton Brook Road as it crosses Farm Village Road.
Stratton Brook Road ends at Hopmeadow St. (10/202).Turn left to head into the center of Simsbury.
Places / Items of Note
If you turn right on 315 rather than left, you head into the Tariffville section of Simsbury with its vibrant village atmosphere and Farmington River gorge.
Hopmeadow Street (named after the hops that were grown there) between 315 and Stratton Brook Road covers the Main Street area of Simsbury. Take advantage of great restaurants for everything from a coffee and snacks to a first class gourmet dining experience. The library, the Town Hall, and the Simsbury Historical Society are all located in our pedestrian friendly downtown, as are interesting and varied shops.
On Old Farms Road you pass the Simsbury Farms Recreation Center and Golf Course.
Throughout the ride you will pass working farms with opportunities to buy everything from organic produce to fresh eggs and ice cream. Turn right at the light at Old Farms and Farms Village Road to visit farms and stores in the center of West Simsbury.
Photos by Ray Padron