Route 169 is Connecticut's second most prestigious scenic road, after the Merritt Parkway. Both have nationwide prominence.
The Danbury News-Times writes:
"This 32-mile drive, from Lisbon through Woodstock, gives you a glimpse of what life was like for Yankee farmers. Gentle, rolling fields covered with corn stalks and apple orchards stretch as far as the eye can see. And beautiful old barns with towering grain silos still remain. Stop by Woodstock's Roseland Cottage - a national historic landmark. Or enjoy a sweet cup of cider from a roadside stand. Experience Route 169 and you'll understand why it was voted one of the top 10 scenic roads in the country by Scenic America."