6 Things to Add to Your Fall Bucket List Last Updated 9/19

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 suggestions for you.

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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| Lake Compounce, Bristol

Scare yourself half to death at Lake Compounce. Things are not always as they seem once October comes to Connecticut. See for yourself Compounce’s Haunted Graveyard.

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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| Mount Tom State Park, Litchfield

Soak in the season. Connecticut has so many places to enjoy the beauty of fall in New England. Mount Tom State Park in Litchfield is a perfect spot. For a loftier foliage view, climb the hilltop stone tower.