Connecticut Fall Foliage Report
Connecticut's Fall Foliage season is right around the corner. The State’s Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) interactive foliage report map is now available which forecasts the progression of color across our corner of New England. According to their current estimates, peak foliage will be arriving in the northeast and northwest corners of the state around Columbus Day and extending to our shoreline through November 13th.
State foresters are predicting a vibrant foliage season this year. This year’s foliage will be better than last year and is expected to arrive slightly early due to a dry July and August. Connecticut forests are healthy and healthy trees produce the most vibrant colors during the fall.
For those planning their visits to Connecticut for the foliage season, a good resource is DEEP's Connecticut's Fall Foliage page. There you will find information on:
- Where to view the fall foliage
- The colors of fall - providing information on the leaf colors produced by different types of trees
- Why leaves change color
We have also put together several spectacular quick to get to, yet hard to forget, foliage driving tourswhich highlight our scenic routes 1, 7, 9, 15, and 169. Be sure to check out our Travel Deals and book early to reserve your best dates.
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