Route 41 is the only present-day state highway to reach two state lines. (The only other, at any time: Route 15, from New York at Greenwich to Massachusetts at Union, from 1948 to 1980.)
Across the New York border, Route 41 becomes a local road that quickly ends at Dutchess County Route 2. In Massachusetts, however, Route 41 continues for 30 more miles, including an interchange with the Massachusetts Turnpike.
In Connecticut, Route 41 is one of the most scenic routes in the state. The Danbury News-Times wrote:
"This 4-mile country road tucked away in the hills of northeastern Connecticut's Litchfield County is a treasure waiting to be discovered. Like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting, perfectly restored colonial homes, churches and shops dot the streets of downtown Sharon...In the fall, the front comes early to this region, and with it comes some of the most brilliant foliage you'll ever see."