CT Route Hwy 8 North Exits
Taking Route 8 north is a very scenic drive through Connecticut.
You get on Route 8 north at Interstate 95 in Bridgeport, Exit 27 A, you take the Waterbury exit.
Before you reach the Merritt Parkway on Route 8, the highway is going to split. So you need to stay in the right lanes, otherwise you'll wind up in Danbury.
The picture above is taken as you enter the Naugatuck Valley. This area is the most scenic on South Route 8,and I love driving through here.
Exit # - Route 8 heading north
1 - going north there is no exit
2 - Fairfield Ave., Washington Ave, Downtown Bridgeport Bridgeport Holiday Inn
3 - going north there is no exit
4- Lindley St., North Ave.
5 - Chopsey Hill Road, Bridgeport DMV, PriceRite, Food, gas, laundromat Beardsley Park Zoo
Route 8 splits - stay in right lanes
6- No Exit 6
7- No exit 7 going north
8 - Nichols Ave. Hawley Shopping Mall Exit for the Marriott Hotel Trumbull
9 - Merritt Parkway exit, to stay on Route 8, stay in the left lane
10 - No exit
11 - Huntington Road, turn left to go to Residence Inn and Homestead Suites
12 - Old Stratford Rd; exit and turn left to go to the Hilton and Amerisuites
13 - Constitution Blvd right, Bridgeport Ave left
14 - Howe Ave. SHELTON Downtown exit; Hwy. 110
15 - Main Street DERBY, Home Depot, Railroad Station, to Hwy. 34
16 - Pershing Drive; best route to ANSONIA Business District
17 - Seymour Ave., Derby Griffin Hospital
18 - Division Street. This street separates the towns of Ansonia and Derby.
19 - Hwy. 334, Wakelee Ave., Daddios Auto Parts (Food, phone, gas) make a left
21 - Derby Ave.; Hwy. 67 to Oxford - Oxford Airport
22 - SEYMOUR Business District; Bank Street; RR Metro North, (food, phone, gas)
23 - BEACON FALLS; Hwy. 42; Business District; Bethany
24 - BEACON FALLS; Downtown; RR Station
25 - Cross St.- McDonalds
26 - Hwy. 63; Main Street NAUGATUCK Business District; Bethany
27 - North Main St. Naugatuck; Maple St. Business District; RR Station, (food, gas, lodging)
28 - To Hwy. 68; Union City Prospect
29 - South Main St. Waterbury (food, gas, lodging) Platts Mill Rd. American Motor Lodge - 2636 S Main St. Waterbury, CT 06706 (203) 756-7961 See the Waterbury Hotels
30 - South Leonard St.
31 - East Hartford Interstate 84 - Super 8 Motel (Exit 24 off I84 East) 91 Scott Road Waterbury, CT, 06705 US 203-757-0888
32 - Downtown WATERBURY; RR Station
33 - West Danbury exit to Interstate 84
35 - Oakville; Watertown; Municipal Stadium
36 - Huntington Ave.; Colonial Ave. Waterbury DMV (food, phone, gas) DOT Main; DOT Repair
37 - Sylvan Lake Park
38 - Watertown; Black Rock State Park
39 - Plymouth; Thomaston
41 - Campville Road
42 - Rest area to the right off the exit. No restrooms. Litchfield Rd; Hwy. 118
43 - Torrington
44 - Torrington - Super 8 Motel - 492 E. Main Street (RT. 202) Torrington, CT, 06790 US 860-496-0811
45 - Torrington
46 - Burr Park State Campground; 385 Burr Mountain Rd Torrington, CT 06790 Tel: (860) 482-1817
WINSTED - State Hwy. Ends; Hwy. 44; turn left to North Main ST. to continue on Route 8 Winsted DMV.
This is where it gets really scenic too. All the way to Massachusetts. You will pass:
Nelson's Corner, Robertsville, Colebrook - Be sure and stop to see the Colebrook River and reservoir
Welcome to Massachusetts!