Parkway Guide



This is the first map for drivers of the Merritt Parkway in 50 years.

Early Merritt Parkway maps promoted the 1938 road as the "Gateway
to New England" and advised travelers of the rules of the road. This
new guide is designed to enhance the way neighbors, commuters and
passing motorists experience the Merritt Parkway, which connects
and unifies the people and special places of Southwest Connecticut.

It highlights some of the great
bridges and their remarkable
details, great old trees, swamps
and rivers, stone walls and rock
outcrops. Additionally, many
parks, arts and science centers, historic sites and traditional town centers along (or accessible from) the Parkway have been included. Directions and phone numbers are provided for some of these locations.

This map helps drivers and passengers to see things along the Merritt that were previously not noticed and encourages people to venture off the Parkway to explore new places and to see the Merritt in a new way... a road through a "ribbon park," which connects people and communities. Purchase of this map will help support the efforts of the Merritt Parkway Conservancy.

Purchase the Guide here

Contact Us

Merritt Parkway Conservancy

PO Box 17072

Stamford, CT 06907


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Parkway Designations

National Register of Historic Places

Connecticut Scenic Highway

National Scenic Byway

American Society of Landscape        Architects Centennial Medallion

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