Do Look Down: Viewing Foliage from the Heights Last Updated 9/20

Thrill-seekers can see the brilliant fall leaves from a different perspective this season – enjoying the view from above. Zip-lining, hot air ballooning and adrenaline-pumping skydiving are some of Connecticut’s more adventurous leaf-peeping offerings. Get the birds'-eye view of some of the state’s most breathtaking vistas where the full spectrum of vibrant hues is most visible and trust us, the effort is worth the ultimate reward. Just be sure to check with each location before venturing out, as hours may have changed due to COVID-19.

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Hidden Valley Preserve, Washington

Just as Henry David Thoreau did his best thinking in the woods, this pretty suspension bridge named after Thoreau gives you a place to collect your thoughts as you contemplate the natural beauty of Washington’s Hidden Valley Preserve.

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Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum, Bridgeport

Climbing and ziplining fun! Try different challenge levels, from beginner to advanced, and find fun in the trees for families, friends and groups.

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Berkshire Balloons, Plainville

Float above the foliage for some truly breathtaking views via hot air balloon! Since 1981 Berkshire Balloons has been offering First Class hot air balloon flights from the Central Connecticut, Farmington Valley and Litchfield Hills areas of the state.

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Skydive Danielson, Danielson

If you're feeling daring, see foiliage from a birds-eye view with a skydiving adventure! Skydive Danielson offers tandem skydives with USPA certified instructors, specializing in first time jumpers.

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Haystack Mountain State Park, Norfolk

Haystack Mountain State Park in Norfolk has a climb that will get your heart pumping, and the payoff is a 37-foot stone tower at the top. 

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Castle Craig & Hubbard Park, Meriden

Castle Craig and Hubbard Park in Meriden stands atop a 970-foot-high ridge with huge views off to the south, east and west. Glorious in fall.