6 Things to Add to Your Fall Bucket List Last Updated 8/20

The great outdoors beckons, the hills are full of color and you’re full of ideas for things you’d like to try for the first time. And in case you’re not, we’ve got some fun and safe suggestions for you. Just be sure to check with each spot before venturing out, as hours may differ due to COVID-19.

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1| Lovers Leap State Park, New Milford

Take in the views at Lovers Leap State Park, a walk-in park with hiking trails, scenic vistas and historic ruins steeped in lore, legend and beauty. Walk across the restored 1895 lenticular truss iron bridge, or hike the trails to magnificent views of the scenic Housatonic River at Lovers Leap gorge.

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2| Lyman Orchards, Middlefield

Get lost in a corn maze at Lyman Orchards. This autumn pastime is growing in popularity at Connecticut farms. It's fun for all ages, and some mazes have nighttime hours!

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3| Housatonic Meadows State Park, Sharon

Hike the Appalachian Trail at Housatonic Meadows State Park. The part we’d suggest for a nice fall day is the relatively flat 4.8-mile river walk.

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4| HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods, Mashantucket

Zip through the trees on the world's only zipline off a 33 story hotel tower! Breathtaking fun for everyone  — and sure to include great foliage views.

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5| Bishop's Orchards, Guilford

Pick a basket of apples at Bishop’s Orchards. Get out to Guilford and find out what’s so great about the way an apple tastes when you’ve picked it yourself.

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6| Macedonia Brook State Park, Kent

Soak in the season. Connecticut has so many places to enjoy the beauty of fall in New England. Macedonia Brook State Park is a state park located in Kent, Connecticut that offers hiking trails and splendid views of the Catskill and Taconic Mountains.