Take a Drive on Route 5 and Travel the Connecticut River Byway

What is the Connecticut River Byway?

The Connecticut River Byway is a two-state, 500 mile byway, spanning the west and east shores of the Connecticut River in Vermont and New Hampshire.  Striking scenery along the byway includes Connecticut River vistas, quaint villages and farmlands.  Waypoint Communities will guide you to plenty of dining and lodging opportunities, locally made products, and even more information about what to see and do.  To learn more about the Connecticut River Byway visit www.ctriverbyway.org.

Start your trip

Bratt signBrattleboro

Start in Brattleboro and drive north on Route 5.  Points of interest along the way in the Greater Brattleboro Area include:


A great place to dine!


28 Springtree Road, Brattleboro
(802) 257-7563

The Marina Restaurant sits on the water and offers beautiful views all year round. Amazing sunsets are a specialty! Seafood, burgers and steaks, pasta, kid’s menu, homemade desserts are the best! Lunch and Dinner is served seven days a week along with the always popular Sunday Brunch Buffet.

Top of the Hill GrillTop of the Hill Grill

632 Putney Road, Brattleboro
(802) 258-9178

Top of the Hill Grill serves hickory smoked beef brisket, pulled pork and ribs, smoked turkey, grilled chicken and fresh ground burgers. The menu includes dishes for vegetarians and a special kids menu. Picnic table seating on the outdoor deck makes of a memorable experience!

 Enjoy the great outdoors!

west river trailWest River Trail

West River Trail

The 16-mile West River Trail appeals to a wide range of trail users.  The rail-trail has a nearly level surface, ideal for walkers, cyclists and equestrians, while a rugged section satisfies avid hikers. The West River Railroad once traveled this corridor, linking the industrial communities of Brattleboro and Londonderry.  The trail head is located next to the Marina Restaurant on Spring Road in Brattleboro.

Fresh apples and more!

scott farm applesScott Farm

Dummerston, VT
(802) 254-6868

The Scott Farm cultivates over 100 apple varieties (alongside sweet pears, aromatic quince, plums, berries, peaches, apricots, medlars, pumpkins and cut flowers). Pick your own apples or visit the Farm Market. Enjoy a picnic on the lawns, picnic tables or by the ponds; you are always welcome!


Hickory Ridge House

53 Hickory Ridge Road South, Putney, VT
(802) 387-5709

Located in scenic Putney, just minutes from Brattleboro, the Hickory Ridge House is a gracious federal style farm house completed in 1808 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The eight spacious guest rooms, all with private bathrooms, have an elegance and charm reminiscent of a bygone era.

Map it out!

Byways brochure coverConnecticut River Byway Map

To map out your journey along the Connecticut River Byway visit www.ctriverbyway.org.