Happy first day of fall!
One of the best things about New England in the fall is seeing the leaves change color! This fall, state foresters predict Connecticut will have a magnificent foliage season, with vibrant colors. checking out the changing leaves is a great socially distanced activity, but it’s nice to know where to look to see the most vibrant colors!
Scroll down for prime times and great locations to check out the foliage this fall!
Below are the estimated peak time frames for each part of the state:
- Connecticut Northwest/Northeast Corners: October 3 – 8
- Connecticut Eastern and Western Mid-State Counties: October 16 – 23
- Shoreline and lower Connecticut River Valley: October 24 – November 6
When you head out to take a look, check the Fall Foliage Map first! It’s the ultimate visual planning guide to the changing of the leaves. While no tool can be 100% accurate, this is meant to help travelers better time their trips to have the best opportunity of catching peak color each year.
Below are a few great places in Connecticut to view the fall foliage:
- Mianus River State Park, Stamford
- Macedonia Brook State Park, Kent – Cobble Mountain
- Mohawk State Forest, Cornwall
- Pachaug State Forest, Voluntown – Mt. Misery Overlook
- Peoples State Forest, Barkhamsted – Chaugnam Lookout
- Talcott Mountain State Park, Simsbury – Heublein Tower
- Mt. Tom State Park, Litchfield
- Dennis Hill State Park, Norfolk
- Goodwin Conservation Center, on Route 6 in Hampton