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Best Things To Do In Connecticut For Fall


Fall is the ideal season for househunting in Connecticut. The summer heat is fading away and nature is preparing a lush colorful backdrop. We understand that it takes a lot of time and energy to locate the perfect home for sale, but don’t forget to take a break.

As you work your way through local real estate listings, take some time out for fall activities and leisurely fun. You’ll have an opportunity to get to know local residents, businesses, and traditions. You’ll also learn more about the area you might one day call home.

To help you plan your activities, we’ve done the research. We’re pleased to offer our list of the best things to do in Connecticut this fall.

Leaf Peeping

Connecticut’s fall temperature shifts begin an exciting color transition. From late September through October, you’ll see leaves changing from green to beautiful golds, oranges, and reds. The color transformation is hard to miss, but you can always optimize your leaf-peeping experience.

Visit the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection’s interactive fall foliage report map for additional resources. You’ll find a color-coded map, a list of key viewing dates and locations, and links to help you plan your visit. The Connecticut State Website also addresses these informative topics: 

  • Fall foliage locations
  • Trees that display fall colors
  • Reasons why leaves change colors
  • Connecticut Tourism Office

 Fall Wine Tour

The Connecticut Wine Trail provides a beautiful adult entertainment alternative. You can spend a day or a week visiting one or more of Connecticut’s 25 vineyards and wineries. You’ll find bed and breakfasts and historic inns. Wine Trail venues and tour companies schedule private tours. You can also spend a comfortable evening attending one of the many live music, comedy, or casual dining events listed on the CT Wine Trail Calendar.

Cider Tour

If you enjoy cider, you must visit Connecticut’s cideries and orchards. While some farms grow apples and create traditional cider, others have joined the hard cider trend. Each produces a hand-crafted traditional or hard cider version with its own special character and taste.

You can visit individual cideries or contact Connecticut Cider Tours to arrange a tour. They are currently arranging tours for private groups only. 

Visit these additional resources for information on cideries, orchards, and apple growers in the state.

  • Hard cider producers: visit Connecticut’s Cider Renaissance page
  • Traditional cider and hard cider producers: Connecticut Cider Association  

Pumpkin Patches

Fall is pumpkin season in Connecticut. They’re essential accents for seasonal decor and Halloween jack-o-lanterns. For a family-friendly, pumpkin experience, why not bypass your grocer this year and visit one of Connecticut’s wonderful farms.

In some locations, you can pick your own pumpkin. In others, you can get lost in a corn maze, visit a Pumpkinhead family, or participate in a variety of fun fall adventures.

  • The Pickin’ Patch in Avon
  • Lyman Orchards in Middlefield
  • Pumpkintown U.S.A in East Hampton
  • Whittle’s Willow Spring Farm in Mystic
  • Angevine Farm in Warren

Haunted Attractions

Are you thinking about Halloween yet? With October right around the corner, that fun, scary season will be here before you know it. In Connecticut, you’ll find plenty of haunted venues to jumpstart your Halloween fun.

In Norwich, ghosts and goblins are already transforming an old school building into the Dark Manor. At Nightmare Acres in South Windsor, crazy clowns and zombies are preparing for their upcoming weekend appearances. When you visit Best Things Connecticut, you’ll find links to all of the Top 10 Best Haunted Attractions. 

Contact J Boswell Real Estate

Call us if you plan to buy a home in Connecticut or if you simply want to know more about local events. You can reach us at (860)329-6085 or leave a message on our contact page.

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