Quiet Corner (Connecticut)
The Quiet Corner is a region of the state of Connecticut, located in the northeastern corner of the state. It is generally associated with Windham County, but also incorporates eastern sections of Tolland County and the northern portion of New London County. In Tolland County, Connecticut Route 195 can be used as a general dividing line. Locations to the east of this route are part of the Quiet Corner, while locations to the west are not. Locations to the west of this route in Tolland County have characteristics more like Greater Hartford than the Quiet Corner.
The Quiet Corner is known for being underpopulated and isolated in contrast with the rest of Connecticut, with many of its towns having populations below 5,000. It received its name from its status as an area largely comprised of rural and semi-rural towns containing large areas of farmland, rivers and lakes, and state forests. It forms one of the least-urbanized districts along the Boston-Washington, D.C. Corridor, and has a crime rate that is generally much lower than that of the rest of Connecticut.
The region is popular with tourists for its traditional New England scenery, culture, and bed and breakfasts, and is especially noted for its many antique shops. Major attractions in the Quiet Corner include the main University of Connecticut campus in Storrs; Connecticut State Route 169, a National Scenic Byway running north-and-south through the region; the Prudence Crandall House Museum in Canterbury; the Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry; and the many antiques shops of Pomfret, Putnam, and Woodstock.
- Eastern Connecticut attractions
- Connecticut East Convention and Visitors Bureau
- Connecticut State Route 169
|Regions of Connecticut|
|New York metropolitan area/Gold Coast | Litchfield Hills | Naugatuck River Valley | Greater New Haven | Greater Hartford | Lower Connecticut River Valley | Quiet Corner | Southeastern Connecticut|
|Ansonia | Bridgeport | Bristol | Danbury | Fairfield | Greenwich | Groton | Hartford | Meriden | Middletown | Milford | Naugatuck | New Britain | New Haven | New London | North Haven | Norwalk | Norwich | Shelton | Stamford | Torrington | Waterbury | West Hartford|
|Fairfield | Hartford | Litchfield | Middlesex | New Haven | New London | Tolland | Windham|