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Marlborough, Connecticut: Snake Rock

Large disembodied snake's or lizard's head painted on an outcropping of rocks. Near a restored 1940s gas station.

E. Hampton Rd, Marlborough, CT
Hwy 2 exit 13. Drive southeast for a half-mile. On the left, past the bank, where the town ends and the woods begin.
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1940s gas station.

Snake Rock

You really need to use your imagination for this one. More impressive was the 1940s gas station about a half mile further down the road at The Farm at Carter Hill

[Leeandpaul, 05/03/2024]

Painted Rock.

Painted Rocks

Driving along highway 66 out of nowhere these two beautiful rocks appear -- a snake/lizard and an eagle. They are very eye-catching. They are a few miles apart along the highway on either side of Marlborough and there isn't a lot of room to stop, but they are definitely something to keep your eyes open for.

[Kelly and Jen, 09/02/2005]
Disembodied Snake Head

On Route 66 in Marlborough, CT there is a large disembodied snake's head painted on an outcropping of rocks. In the summer of 2002 the rocks were painted to resemble a coiled snake, but apparently someone thought it was too threatening. The coiled snake body has been painted black. The head is still distinctly a snake, yet it also has two turtle feet. It is very similar to Eagle Rock in the town of Hebron, also on Route 66 several miles to the east.

[Kathy, 04/04/2004]

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