Clifford Atiyeh

Connecticut: Killingworth to Lakeville

Route: A zip through inland Connecticut, with stops in Meriden and West Cornwall; a stay in a Winvian cottage; and a lap around Lime Rock Park. Distance: 85 miles. Car: Subaru BRZ. The covered bridge spanning the Housatonic River in West Cornwall.  As a New…

Massachusetts: Northampton to Dover

Route: A ramble through western and central Massachusetts, with stops in Northampton and Worcester; the best back road in the metro Boston area. Distance: 111 miles. Car: Mercedes SLK 250. The author, Clifford Atiyeh, and his golden retriever, Jack. Here I am, fleeing to the…

Vermont: Lake Champlain Islands to St. Johnsbury

Route: A jaunt across islands and through backcountry Vermont, with stops in Burlington and St. Johnsbury; a hunt for a covered bridge in Cabot; and the state’s best hidden beach. Distance: 124 miles. Car: BMW 640i Gran Coupe. Dusk falls over the causeway from the…

Massachusetts & New Hampshire: Beverly Farms to Holderness

Route: An easy trip that turns into a driving workout; outrageous views en route to New Hampshire’s Lakes Region, with stops in Newburyport and Meredith. Distance: 135 miles. Car: Bentley Continental GT. A seaplane idles on Northwood Lake in Epsom. A century ago, lucky New…

Maine: Kittery to Yarmouth

Route: A leisurely cruise up the Maine coast, with stops in Kittery and Portland; a visit to the cliffs where Winslow Homer once painted. Distance: 95 miles. Car: Rolls-Royce Ghost. A tidal estuary along Goosefare Bay. Southern Maine is a lazy man’s ride in the…