Where To Check Out The Fall Foliage | Stamford Moms

Happy first day of fall!

One of the best things about New England in the fall is seeing the leaves change color! Wondering what kind of foliage to expect this year?

“Ample rainfall this summer and low overnight temperatures in September will lead to a synchronized display of dazzling colors peaking in mid-to-late October,” Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Katie Dykes said. “Connecticut has some of the most diverse tree species in the region, which leads to a wider variety of colorful leaves – yellows, bronzes, oranges, reds and purples – for all to enjoy in our state parks and forests, as well as our pristine fishing and boating areas. Fall is the perfect time to get outside and try something new.”

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 – 30
Southwest Corner: November 7 – 14

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:

Happy viewing!

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