Connecticut has an inordinate fondness for frogs.
So might conclude visitors with even the slightest herpetological bent. They might not think much of it on passing Frog Rock on U.S. 44 in Eastford, perhaps the state’s most famous and oldest amphibian icon. The roadside boulder is said to have been first painted its trademark green in 1881 by a state legislator and has long been a landmark. But exploring further, they might start to wonder after passing a similarly painted rock on East Main Street in Norwich and another with a long red tongue at the pavement’s edge along U.S. 7 in Cornwall. Such travelers might really start to wonder after driving over the bridge in Willimantic where four eight-foot-high bronze frogs perch on large concrete spools.