As an RV-friendly welcome to the state of Connecticut, the Department of Transportation has extended the welcome mat to self-contained RVers. Visitors to the state are permitted one free overnight stay in the rest area at several interstate highway Welcome Centers.
Since most RVers will want to visit the Welcome Centers where travel counselors can provide maps, brochures, and travel and sightseeing information, staying the night to rest and study up on the many attractions and historical sites before moving on is a sensible option.
A bit thumbs up go to the state planners for designating special areas for RV travelers, away from the continuous coming and going of noisy eighteen-wheelers, placing them near picnic tables, barbecues, and restrooms. Most also have dump stations and special pet areas.
The Connecticut State Police monitor the rest stops to provide a safe and secure stay. Overnight stays are permitted at the following Welcome Centers:
- Danbury at exit 2.
- Southington eastbound between exits 28 and 30
- West Wellington westbound between exits 70 and 69
- Wallingford southbound between exits 15 and 14
- Middletown northbound between exits 19 and 20
- Westbrook northbound between exits 65 and 66.
- North Stonington southbound between exits 92 and 91.