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Vibrant Fall Foliage, Seasonal Experiences Set to Wow Connecticut Visitors This Autumn

HARTFORD, Conn., (Sept. 12, 2018) – Connecticut is expecting one of its brightest fall foliage seasons in recent memory, and it is also offering visitors more ways to create fall memories with friends and family —  including leaf peeping excursions by ski lift, a wider selection of wine, beer and cider-related experiences, new hiking and biking trails, deals on lodging and can’t-miss events.

“Due to one of the wettest Augusts in recent memory, Connecticut trees and forests are primed to present an amazing array of fall colors,” said Christopher Martin, director/state forester, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. “Fall foliage seekers will find Connecticut offers some of the most diverse tree species in all of North America.”

Travelers hoping to get a head start on planning the perfect New England fall foliage getaway to Connecticut can use the “Find Fall Faster” resources on www.CTvisit.com, which include the Fall Foliage Finder, seven scenic driving routes and 20 pre-planned getaways.

This fall, travelers to Connecticut can:

“Connecticut visitors can combine a variety of experiences to build the perfect New England fall foliage getaway,” said Randy Fiveash, director of the Connecticut Office of Tourism. “Whether on the hunt for foliage, a new adventure or historical experience, it’s all just a short trip away in Connecticut.”

For more information about fall fun in Connecticut, visit www.CTvisit.com and join the social media community on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.

About the Connecticut Office of Tourism

The Connecticut Office of Tourism, a division of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), is dedicated to enhancing the economic growth of Connecticut’s tourism industry. Together with its many state and industry partners, the Office of Tourism works to bolster the state’s reputation as a destination that offers a diverse mix of activities and attractions, all in close proximity to each other – from the exciting and relaxing to the historic and innovative to the culture and nature-focused. For more information, visit www.CTvisit.com.

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Contacts:

 

Emily Pangakis

Adams & Knight

860-676-2300 x 129

emily.pangakis@adamsknight.com

 

Randy Fiveash

Director, Connecticut Office of Tourism

860-500-2369

randall.fiveash@ct.gov