Connecticut is home to a number of beautiful state parks and other attractions that are perfect for a fall time visit. If you’re planning an outing this fall, here are some of the most recommended places to snap pictures, enjoy a sunset, or share a meal.
The Mystic Seaport
This amazing location is a local favorite for watching leaves change color, especially because the leaf-changing season lasts so long in this area. You can check out the state’s comprehensive fall foliage predictions to get a good idea of the best time to go, but you are practically guaranteed a breathtaking view.
Not only does Gillette Castle offer some historical highlights about the area, but it also gives you a unique vantage point from which you can enjoy the landscape. Climb to the top and look down over the forest, as far as the eye can see. This is a perfect family trip with the kids too!
Visit the Orchards
Fall is a favorite time to visit farmer’s markets, pumpkin patches and apple orchards. This is the time to get out in your community and enjoy the fruits and vegetables that are locally grown in your area. You could hardly ask for a fresher, tastier experience just in time for Thanksgiving! Bring home the produce and start planning your pie baking!
The Glass House
The Glass House is a one-of-a-kind escape from the stresses of life, and the best time to see it happens to be in the fall. This modern American masterpiece is exactly as it sounds: a tiny glass house perched up on the side of a hill. It overlooks a vast expanse of forest and greenery and has some fascinating architectural history to go along with it. If you want a quiet adventure to simply enjoy the natural world, this is as close as you can get without breaking out the camping gear.
Talcott Mountain State Park
This state park is where you will find another fascinating tower and bit of CT history. The hike up to the tower is enjoyable enough on its own, but the real prize rests at the top of the overlook. For those who enjoy a rigorous adventure, this is a great place to begin.
Connecticut is filled to the brim with exciting opportunities for the fall. Gather your family and pack a camera because there is so much to see and do this season!