9 Ways to Enjoy 90 Days of Fall in Connecticut Last Updated 9/16

Fall “officially” begins on September 22 and ends on December 21. By our count, that means there are about 90 days to make the most of the season in all its splendor. Given all there is to do in Connecticut, that isn’t a lot of time, so let’s get started. Here’s a quick checklist of some of our favorite activities to help you enjoy the best of fall!

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1. Go Leaf Peeping

Whether you drive our back roads, hike in our state parks and forests, or take a boat down the Connecticut River, there are all kinds of ways to peep some of the best foliage in New England. Check out the 2016 Connecticut Fall Foliage Report to find tips on when, where and how to find the perfect peak viewing.

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2. Go Apple Picking

Apple cider, apple pie, caramel apples…there’s nothing like the crisp taste of apples in autumn. Visit one of our many large and small “pick-your-own” farms and orchards to fill a basket or shop for produce and freshly made baked goods, too.

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3. Hunt for the Perfect Pumpkin

Carving a jack-o-lantern is one of autumn’s greatest activities. But you need to start with the perfect pumpkin. Visit one of Connecticut’s many pick-your-own farms and pumpkin patches for a great selection.

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4. Visit a Haunted House

From a hayride in a zombie-filled cornfield to haunted houses and ghost tours along the shore, Connecticut is legendary for its spooky spots. Find some of Connecticut’s most frightful seasonal haunted attractions here, including Shelton’s Legends of Fear hayride.

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5. Get Lost in a Corn Maze

Every fall, farms all over Connecticut turn their cornfields into crazy and often complex mazes. Some have added attractions and puzzles as well, and others even operate at night, when you’ll need a flashlight to find your way out.

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6. Take a Hike

Why settle for seeing nature’s show from ground level? Experience the foliage from the top down with an amazing hike to some of the highest points in Connecticut.

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7. Tailgate a Football Game

Spend a Saturday afternoon relaxing with friends and getting pumped for the big game. Both Yale and UConn play fall games on Saturdays in the fall.

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8. Get Cozy by the Fire in a B&B

Warm up after cool fall days at one of Connecticut’s many bed & breakfasts. Some have fireplaces in common areas, other have fireplaces in the rooms, but all are a welcoming way to enjoy the best of fall in Connecticut.

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9. Go Antiquing

Take a trip to the past, and maybe find a treasure, along the Connecticut Antiques Trail, featuring more than 60 antique centers, shops and auction house in every corner of the state.