It’s best to drive slowly on the Route 116 Scenic Byway. The curves take getting used to, and it would be a shame to whiz by the Audubon Sanctuary in Conway or miss out on the pancakes at Elmer’s Store in Ashfield. And don’t rush on the Connecticut River Scenic Byway — you could pass by farm stands loaded with berries or pumpkins. A new online guide (http://bywayswestmass.com) makes it easy to catch the unique backroad delights of seven Scenic Byways in Western Mass. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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