Come to Connecticut to “Find Fall Faster” in New England Last Updated: May 2021

Crisp, cool air, vibrantly colored leaves, farm stands overflowing with apples and pumpkins — no other part of the country celebrates the fall season quite like Connecticut. It’s the perfect time of year to immerse yourself in classic New England experiences, and Connecticut makes it easy to do them all, in a short amount of time. Here are a few of the most popular fall activities and attractions you can enjoy safely this year. 

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Go Leaf Peeping

Whether by bike, car, boat or on foot, the best way to experience the fall foliage in Connecticut is just to get out there and look around.  In Connecticut, the leaves typically start to change color in late September and continue through the month of October, depending on where you go in the state. You can check our “Foliage Finder” for the latest predictions.

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Visit a Small Town

Connecticut’s quaint small towns have so much charm, they’re perfect for strolling, shopping and dining. Depending where you travel in the state, there’s an inviting and picturesque town waiting for you. Essex is a Revolutionary-era town on the edge of the Connecticut River where you’ll find so much to see and do.

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Head out to the Farm

Fall in Connecticut means apple picking, pumpkin hunting and corn mazes. And you can find all of these activities and more at one of Connecticut’s “pick-your-own” farms! Silverman’s Farm in Easton is just one of dozens of family-run farms around the state where the whole family can make the most of fall!

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Have a Sleepover

Connecticut has so many unique and unusual hotels and inns. There’s a resort in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut where you can sleep in a treehouse!  At Winvian Farm in Morris, choose from all kinds of unique and distinctive experiences that make for a romantic stay. You can cozy up for a dose of colonial charm at Ridgefield’s West Lane Inn. Or enjoy a night on the water at Mystic’s Steamboat Inn, where you can sleep right next to the historic seaport in a nautically themed room.

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Get Some Culture

Fall is also a great time to visit Connecticut’s larger cities. In fact, New Haven in the fall is bustling, especially when the students come back to the Yale University campus. And with so many museums and amazing food within walking distance, it’s a great destination and a great excuse to try what is often considered America’s #1 pizza at Frank Pepe’s.

For more arts and culture, check out these fall art exhibits or the museums all over the state.

No matter how you look at it, Connecticut makes it easy to “Find Fall Faster.” Check out flights from Bradley International Airport! Just be sure to check the latest travel advisory if coming from out of state. And if you are planning a trip next fall, select “fall” under the Seasons menu on to find even more suggestions.